My West Dunbartonshire allows you to request and receive services online using your computer or smartphone, any day of the week, when it's most convenient for you. Once you have signed up, click on 'MyAccount' to start viewing your Council Tax account details and sign up/view e-billing.
We have extended the discretionary element so will not apply a double council tax charge if you have a property that is unoccupied and you are unable to have works completed or have it occupied due to the current situation with covid-19. If you have a property that meets this criteria please complete the change in circumstances form to advise us.
The Scottish Government announced in 2012 that Councils would be given new powers to help reduce the number of empty homes.
Since April 2013 Councils have had the option to reduce, increase or maintain discounts of between 10% and 50% on second homes and long term empty properties. Councils also had the powers to discount or increase charges on properties that have been empty for 12 months or more.
From April 2014, West Dunbartonshire Council have agreed to adopt a new policy that is intended to reduce the number of empty properties in our area. This policy includes doubling the council tax for long term empty homes.
If you have had a change in your circumstances, please complete the online form and we will update your account details. We may need to contact you if we require further information.
The changes from 1st April 2014 are -
Unoccupied and unfurnished
Unoccupied and unfurnished (property on market for sale/let)
10% discount after 6 months from the date the property was last occupied until sale or let
Unoccupied but furnished property (2nd home)
Unoccupied but furnished property (long term empty)
Unoccupied but furnished property (long term empty) (property on market for sale/let)
Unoccupied and unfurnished (new build property)
Unoccupied and undergoing (or has undergone) major repair works or structural alteration- not for sale /let
Unoccupied and undergoing (or has undergone) major repair works or structural alteration (property on market for sale/let)
Following a review of the Empty Property Discount Policy, some discretionary elements have been agreed that will prevent the application of a double council tax charge for properties that have been empty for over 12 months.