Council Tax - Apply for an exemption on an unoccupied property owned by a charity

What is this for?

To apply for an exemption from Council Tax (up to 6 months) for an unoccupied property which is owned by a charity and was last occupied in furtherance of the charities aims and objectives.

Before applying, please check the discounts and exemption page for more information about the qualifying criteria.

What is it going to cost?

Free.

What we need from you

We will ask you to register for a MyDoncaster account if you haven’t already. This will allow you to track your enquiry, and for us to tell you the outcome of your request. You will also be able to access additional online services offered by us.

You will need your Council Tax account and Property Reference number to submit your request. These can be found on your bill. 

We will ask you to supply details about your charitable organisation and the previous occupants of the property.

You will also be asked to supply proof of your charitable status, and a copy of your Governing Documents. These can be uploaded as part of this form, or supplied later. If you do not supply the required evidence, this may cause a delay to your application being processed.

What you should expect from us

Once submitted, we will decide if you are entitled to an exemption within 14 days. We may need to contact you if we cannot give you an exemption, or if further information is required to process your application. If your application is successful, you will be issued with a new Council Tax bill showing your reduction.

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Last updated: 10 May 2017 17:08:25