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If you are enrolled as a full-time student, you will be exempt from paying Council Tax. Some councils will ask for a Council Tax Exemption Letter to prove this. You must be a fully enrolled student and then you can generate the letter yourself. Most councils will accept electronic PDF copies but if you need a hard copy, please email
firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post it out to you.
Please note, if you live within the Oxford city boundaries, you will need to register your student status via the
Oxford City Council website. This means you do not need to obtain a Council Tax Exemption Certificate.
If you receive a reminder from the Council even after registering, DO NOT ignore it. It is your responsibility to ensure that the Council is aware of your student status, but please be aware that you will still be liable for Council Tax payments until the Council has received confirmation that all members of the household are exempt from Council Tax.
If you do need a Council Tax Exemption Certificate
Watch this video or follow the instructions below.
Once requested, Council Tax letters are produced within 12 hours. They will appear in the Student Information portal - click on my requests to view the Council Tax letter.