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Special Constables living in the borough of Bury can receive a discount on their Council Tax bill. To qualify for this discount, you must be:

  • responsible for paying Council Tax at an address in the borough
  • in the role of a Special Constable for a Police force and you;
    • have completed the required training
    • are spending a minimum of 16 hours a month in the role.

Discount rates and how to apply

There can only be one Special Constable discount per household.

If you're eligible, you can receive a maximum of 50 percent discount on your Council Tax. The discount includes any other discounts your household might be eligible for.

When applying, you will need to provide evidence of your Special Constable role, such as a letter from an officer responsible for your supervision. The evidence should confirm:

  • your name and rank
  • you are a serving Special Constable
  • you serve a minimum of 16 hours per month
  • the date you started as a Special Constable.

We aim to process your application within 20 working days, subject to receiving the required evidence.

If you qualify for a discount, we'll send you a revised Council Tax bill. If you're unsuccessful, we'll explain why the discount has not been awarded.