London Borough of Croydon

The persons living in a property who are 18 and over, are normally responsible for the council tax, for example:

  • if the owners live in the property, they are responsible for the council tax
  • if tenants live in the property, they are usually responsible for the council tax
  • if someone has a licence to occupy the property, they are usually responsible for council tax.

To register for council tax please use the online moving in form.

Adding someone to your council tax bill

If you wish to add someone, such as a partner, to your council tax bill, please contact our council tax section using the information at the bottom of the page.

What if more than one person is responsible to pay council tax?

If there is more than one person responsible for paying the council tax, it is known as joint and severally liable. This means that legally the council can recover the full amount of money owed from any of the individuals.

What if the property is shared with other people?

If the property is shared with other people who have separate tenancy agreements to live in the property, the property may be considered to be a house in multiple occupation. This means the landlord/owner will be responsible for paying the council tax and not the tenants. However, if you have a joint tenancy agreement that names you and all the other persons living in the property, you will all be responsible for paying the council tax.

For more information on houses in multiple occupation, please contact the council tax section using the details at the bottom of the page.

What if no one is living at the property?

Usually the landlord or owner is responsible for the council tax if no one is living at the property. Please go to the discounts and exemptions pages for further information.

Persons who are not responsible to pay council tax

Certain people are not responsible to pay council tax; these include the following:

  • anyone under 18
  • anyone who is severely mentally impaired
  • certain types of students.

In these cases discounts or exemptions may be available. Please go to the discounts and exemptions pages for further information and details on how to apply.

 

Contacts

Council tax section

Telephone: 
020 8726 7000
Minicom: 
Payment line - 0345 300 0614 (option 3)
Address Line:

Council tax section

London Borough of Croydon

Bernard Weatherill House

8 Mint Walk

Croydon, CR0 1EA