Please read the below prior to requesting a letter.
The Council Tax is set by local Councils to pay for local services. There is one bill per dwelling (whether it is owned or rented) which is normally payable by the owner-occupier(s) or tenant(s).
Students who are exempt:
Students fully matriculated on a full-time Programme of Study.
A student living elsewhere than in a Hall of Residence may be asked by the Council to prove his/her student status (e.g. in order to prove that a student flat is entitled to exemption).
You are not automatically exempt from council tax: you must register exemption with the Council yourself.
Students living in Edinburgh or Midlothian:
You will only be required to send an exemption letter to a council if they have requested you do so. Students in University Halls of Residence do not require a letter.
Paper copies can be ordered and will be mailed to semester addresses within 10 working days. The City of Edinburgh and Midlothian Councils (and most councils) accept electronic versions via MyEd therefore a paper copy should only be requested if the council has specifically requested a paper copy.