Every household in Portsmouth has to pay Council Tax. In most circumstances the person who lives in the property pays the council tax. This person must be over 18 years of age. Husbands and wives, partners and joint owners are normally jointly liable to pay council tax. The Council Tax bill will show all the names, although only one bill will be sent.
Some people are exempt from paying altogether, for example students. Discounts are also available for some households. Council Tax discounts and exemptions explains this in more detail.
If you are on a low income you may qualify for Council Tax support.