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Tell us that you're moving home

Tell us that you're moving home

Tell us if you're moving into, within or out of Bristol or register for council tax.

Before you start

Check if your property is in the Bristol City Council area.

Find your local authority

Moving from one Bristol address to another Bristol address

If you were responsible for council tax at your old address, and are moving within Bristol to another address where you'll be responsible for paying council tax:

Tell us you're moving within Bristol

You’ll need your:

  • landlord or agent’s details and any joint tenant details if you've been a tenant
  • solicitors and any joint owner’s details if you’re buying or selling the property

This will close your council tax account at your old address and open a new account at your new address.

If you won't be responsible for paying the council tax at your new address, see the 'Moving out' section. 

Moving into Bristol

If you're moving into Bristol from another area, or if you weren't responsible for paying the council tax at your old address:

Tell us you're moving in

You’ll need your:

  • bank details if you want to set up a direct debit to pay your council tax
  • landlord or agent’s details and any joint tenant details if you’re a tenant
  • solicitors and any joint owner’s details if you’re the owner

Moving out of Bristol

If you're moving out of Bristol to another area, or you'll won't be responsible for council tax at your new address:

Tell us you're moving out

You’ll need your:

  • landlord or agent’s details and any joint tenant details if you've been a tenant
  • solicitors and any joint owner’s details if you’re selling the property

This will close your council tax account and issue your final bill.

If you get a council tax reduction

You'll also need to tell the council tax reduction team that you've moved.

Landlords

Report a change of tenancy: council tax