Disability reduction

You may be able to get your Council Tax bill reduced if your home has certain features which are essential, or of major importance, to the well-being of a person with a disability, whether an adult or child, who is resident in the dwelling.

You will need your Council Tax reference number to complete the form below. If you do not know your reference number you can apply for it to be sent to you.

Fields marked with a * are mandatory

Liable person

Grounds for application:

Is there any of the following within your household?

A room (but not a bathroom, kitchen or a lavatory), which is predominantly used by and required for meeting the needs of the disabled person

Does the household have an additional bathroom/kitchen specifically to meet the needs of the disabled person (an extra lavatory does not count as a bathroom)

A wheelchair used indoors by the disabled person

Please provide the date that any of the above applied from

Is the person with the disability registered as disabled with Hertfordshire County Council?
(Please supply a copy of the registration certificate)

Any other body (please specify)


1. When assessing this application, we will need to be satisfied:
  • a) that there is a disabled resident who needs either space for a wheelchair (and the wheelchair must be required and used in the house) or a special or additional kitchen, bathroom or other room; and
  • (b) that space or room is essential or of major importance to the well-being of the disabled resident because of the nature and extent of their disability
2. A personal visit will be made to every dwelling where an application for a disability reduction has been received. An appointment will be made for this visit
Confirmation of continued entitlement to this reduction is required each year. Please note: Failing to supply this information could result in a penalty of £70 being applied to your account for each year of failure to notify.

I confirm:
that all the details above are correct and I will notify the council immediately of any changes

that I am the liable person for this property?

WARNING - It is a criminal offence to give false information when making an application related to Council Tax or Business Rates.

Privacy Policy

The information you supply to us as part of your application will be used for the purposes of dealing with your request and retained as per our published privacy policy. From time to time this information may be shared with other council departments and/or outside partners to process your request as effectively as possible.

Please read our Privacy Policy (this link opens in a new window) and tick to confirm you agree with your data being used in this way.