Council tax property exemption application – agricultural dwelling

In terms of schedule 11 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, and the Council Tax (Exempt Dwellings) Scotland Order 1997 (as amended), a dwelling may be exempt from Council Tax if it falls within the category shown below. Exemption may be granted for an unlimited period.

Unoccupied and unfurnished house

Which is situated on land held for:

  1. Agricultural or pastoral purposes only, OR
  2. Woodlands, market gardens, orchards, allotments or allotment gardens, OR
  3. Poultry farming where the land exceeds 1/10th hectare,

Which when last occupied and used, was occupied and used in connection with those lands

I consider exemption should apply

and I attach, in support of this application, documentary evidence as to the status of the property

  1. A letter from Landowner/Accountant or Solicitor confirming that the property was used for the above along with copy of payslips or copy of lease AND
  2. Internal photographs of each of the main rooms confirming the property is unfurnished, or any other document which proves that the dwelling is unfurnished.


I hereby certify that the information on this form is true and complete. I authorise Argyll & Bute Council to verify the details. If Exempt status no longer applies I undertake to notify Argyll & Bute Council within 21 days of this occurring and understand failure to do so may result in a fine of £50 and £200 on repeated failure to do so.

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