Council tax Council tax: we need to know about changes

Tell us about your change of address

Let us know straight away so you pay the right amount of council tax.

If you are new to Manchester or this is the first time you have registered to pay council tax

You need to register for council tax straight away. We will then send you a bill. You have until 31 March to pay it. Register for council tax - choose 'I am not registered for eCitizen but would like to register for council tax at my new address'.

You can use this checker to make sure your new address is in Manchester, or to find out which local authority it is in.

If you are already registered here and moving within Manchester or to an address outside Manchester

Use the online form below to tell us. You will need:

  • Your council tax reference - it's on your bill.
  • Bank details if you want to set up a direct debit to pay your council tax.
  • Email address if you want a receipt or to get your bills by email.
  • If you are a tenant: your landlord or agent's details and details of any joint tenants.
  • If you are the owner: solicitor's details and details of joint owners.

If you get Council Tax Support don't forget to tell the Benefits Service about your change of address. 

If you are under 18 and live alone

Don't use this online form. Email us instead at with the following details:

  • Your name
  • Your date of birth
  • The address you have moved to
  • The date you moved into your address

If you are leaving the UK

Don't use this online form. Email us instead at with the following details:

  • The property address
  • Your account reference number
  • The names of the people leaving the property
  • The date you left the property
  • Your new address

You also need to tell us:

  • Who your landlord was if you were renting the property; or
  • who the new owner is if you have sold the property; or
  • if you are moving out but keeping the property.

Manage and check your account online

If you register for this service you can use your council tax reference number to see your bills, change your direct debit details and turn off paper billing.

Request a PIN when you report your change of address or register now

You can also check the council tax charge for your new address

Remember to register to vote at your new address

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