Adur District residents: The Council Tax service for Adur District Council is provided by the CenSus Partnership Website, please refer to the CenSus moving property page for full details.
Worthing Borough residents: please refer to the information below 

Moving and Tell us about a change

Moving in

If you are moving in to a property within Worthing you should let us know as soon as possible so that we can send you a bill and spread the payments for as long as possible.

We will need some or all of the following information depending upon the circumstances:

  • Your name and the address you are moving to
  • The date you are moving
  • Your old address if it is in the Borough
  • A daytime telephone number and/or email address
  • Whether the property is owned or rented
  • The date of completion
  • The number of adults (over 18) in the property
  • Whether the property is furnished
  • The tenancy start dates
  • The name and address of the landlord or agent

Alternatively, you can download, complete and return to us the property occupation form:

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Moving out

If you are moving out of a property within Worthing you should let us know immediately so that we can make the necessary adjustments to your bill. This includes if you move out of a property in Worthing to another property in Worthing, or move out to another area outside of Worthing.

We will need some or all of the following information depending upon the circumstances:

  • Your name and present address
  • The date you are moving
  • Your new address
  • A daytime telephone number and/or email address
  • Whether the property was owned or rented
  • The date of sale
  • The name(s) of new resident(s)
  • Whether the property is furnished
  • The tenancy end dates
  • The name and address of the landlord or agent
  • The names of any tenants remaining after you have moved out

Alternatively, you can download, complete and return to us the property leaving form:

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Other changes you must tell us about

You must tell us about changes in circumstances which may affect your Council Tax, if you do not you may be fined. These changes may affect any discount or exemption you have received or might be eligible to receive.

Examples of common changes we must be told about are:

  • A single person no longer qualifies for a Council Tax discount because they do not live alone
  • A child reaching 18
  • A change of name (for example, if you get married)
  • A person becoming, or no longer being, a student
  • A person who is no longer entitled to be 'disregarded'. When a person is disregarded, the person who pays the Council Tax may be entitled to a discount. A person is no longer disregarded if they:
    • have just returned home from prison
    • no longer need to be cared for
    • have just returned home from receiving care
    • have returned home as they no longer need to provide care elsewhere
  • A property that no longer qualifies for an exemption. This could include a property that:
    • is lived in (for example, after alteration or repairs)
    • has been empty for more than six months
    • people are living in

To notify us of any change, please download, complete and return the Notify us of change form:

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Who else should I tell I am moving?

As well as contacting the Council you also may need to make the following aware that you are moving house:

  • Family and friends
  • Employer
  • School, Doctor and Dentist
  • Utility companies - gas, water, electricity, and telephone
  • Bank/building society
  • Insurance companies - car and house
  • Share registrars
  • Other financial organisations
  • Inland Revenue
  • TV Licensing Authority - a legal requirement
  • DVLA - a legal requirement
  • Motoring Organisations
  • Post Office - expect a small fee for mail redirection
  • Cable/satellite company

Remember to use Ofcom accredited websites when looking to move your cable, digital TV, satellite, broadband and/or telephone services to your new home - see:

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