This article contains information about Council Tax exemption.
How do I know if I am exempt from paying Council Tax?
If you are a full-time student and you ONLY live with other full-time students, then your house should be exempt from Council Tax.
Postgraduate Research Students (PGRS) who are in an approved extension registration period are not eligible for Council Tax exemption.
Please note, once you have ceased study and the official end date of the course has passed, you will be liable to pay Council Tax e.g. in 17/18 the end date for undergraduate students is the 01 June 18. After this date Council Tax is payable.
How do I let the Council know that I don’t have to pay Council Tax?
If you live within the PO1 – PO6 postcode area of Portsmouth, and are exempt from paying Council Tax, the University will automatically inform Portsmouth City Council that you are exempt. However if you are living in rented accommodation, your landlord may request confirmation that you are exempt, in which case you will need to obtain a Council Tax Exemption Certificate from the MyPort Student Hub.
If you live in a different postcode area of Portsmouth, or a different council area, then you will need to obtain a Council Tax Exemption Certificate from the MyPort Information Hub, and send this to your local council.
How do I get a Council Tax Exemption Certificate?
To request a Council Tax Exemption Certificate, you will need to contact the MyPort Information Hub using the following contact details:
Telephone: +44 (0)23 9284 4444
Alternatively you can visit the MyPort Information Hub at the following address:
MyPort Information Hub
St. Michael's Road
You will need to provide us with your full name, student ID number, whether you want the certificate emailed to you or printed out. If you want it printed out, you can collect it from the MyPort Information Hub, but you must bring your Student Card with you as identification.