Please complete the online form by clicking on the blue start button. You can apply for most exemptions online.

Before you start the application, it will save you time if you know

  • which exemption is the right one for your circumstances
  • whether you need to provide proof
  • which exemptions cannot be applied for online. For these, please email us

Take a look at the different exemptions now. 

By law you must tell within 21 days of any change that may affect your entitlement to an exemption. To falsely claim an exemption is a criminal offence and we may prosecute.

Data Protection

Any personal information which you provide will be held and used by East Devon District Council for the purpose of administering Council Tax.

  • Your information may be provided to a third party acting on our behalf in administering Council Tax.
  • Your information may also be shared within East Devon District Council for the purposes of carrying out our lawful functions. Otherwise your personal information will not be disclosed to anybody outside East Devon District Council without your permission, unless there is a lawful reason to do so, for example disclosure is necessary for crime prevention or detection purposes.
  • Your information will be held securely and will not be retained for any longer than is necessary.

There are a number of rights available to you in relation to our use of your personal information, depending on the reason for processing. Further detail about our use of your personal information can be found in the relevant Privacy Notice which can be accessed at