Dorset Council Change of Address

Dorset Council Tax Moving Home

Dorset Council moving home

Dorset Council Tax Moving Home

Dorset Council change of address

If you’re moving home you’ll need to complete the Dorset council tax change of address process. When moving home you need to update lots of different services, least of which  your council tax, water and electoral roll.

Whether you’re moving into the area, out of the area or within the area you can update your address with Dorset Council in 2 minutes by using our council tax change of address service.

Based on your postcode, we’ll identifies who you new and previous council are and you can let them know you’re new address in just a few clicks 😊 

You will also be able to update your address across all of your other accounts, such as water, HMRC, TV licence, loyalty cards and hundreds others at the same time. Update Dorset Council by filling in the form below.

How to change address with Dorset Council

council tax change of address online

The Dorset Council moving home process is simple and can be done online in 2 minutes.

As you know, it’s important that you complete your Dorset Council Change of Address. If you’re moving out of your current jurisdiction you will need to setup your council tax with your new council and let your previous council know you’ve moved.

Here are two ways you can finish you Dorset council tax change of address:

Update Dorset Council Online📍​

Here’s how to complete your Dorset Council Tax change of address: 

  • 1) Head over to SlothMove’s home setup service
  • 2) Enter your new and previous postcode
  • 3) SlothMove populates your council tax providers
  • 4) Select who needs to know you’re moving home (Dorset Council, HMRC, DWP, Water, Electoral Roll etc…)
  • 5) Click submit SlothMove will update your address with your council and others selected

We’ll help you update your address with both your new and previous council online in minutes. This will help make sure you don’t receive any incorrect charges.

Since you’re moving, we will also cover how you can update your address across other essential institutions and companies (HMRC, Student Loan, NS&I, Energy, Water Supplier etc…).

SlothMove also lets you communicate to your new council that you’re a single occupant, giving you a 25% single occupancy discount. This is the quickest and simplest way to finish your Dorset council tax change of address 🦥  

Call Dorset Council 📞

You can call Dorset Council on: 01305 221000. Once you get through to the right department that will typically be able to support with your query. Waiting times can take up to an hour during the week.

How do I inform the council of change of address?

To inform your council about your change of address, enter SlothMove’s change of address portal. Simply enter your previous and new postcode and select which council tax provider you’d like to inform about your move.

SlothMove will let your new and/or previous council tax provider know about your home move. Your council provider will be in touch within 4 weeks to confirm your home setup.

If you’re moving out of the area you will receieve a letter confirming your final account.

Either way, SlothMove will take care of the council tax address update so you can kick-back and enjoy your home move.

Dorset Council Tax Bands 2021

Dorset Council Tax Bands 2021​

You may be wondering, how much is Dorset Council tax, or what are the council tax bands in Dorset?

As we know, each Council Tax band is attributed a different charge. The Valuation Office creates a Council Tax band based on what the value of your property would have been if it had been sold April 1st 1991.

Now we’ve covered how to complete your Dorset Council Change of Address let’s take a look at the council tax banding. So, what are the Dorset Council Rates for 2021/22? Dorset Council is comprised of dozens of parishes, each having its own bandings. According to the Cheshire East Local Authority, the Council Tax bandings (excluding fees for your parishes) for 2021/22 are:


Do I need to inform Dorset council when I move house?

When moving home you need to inform both your previous and new council about your move. Even if you’re moving within the jurisdiction of Dorset council you need to let them know you’re moving home. You should let both councils (or the single council) know that you’re moving 1 month before you change address. 

If you are changing councils, your previous council will generate a bill within 4 weeks and post it to your previous address (unless advised otherwise). If you’re moving into Dorset they will send you a letter to setup your bill. When you setup your new council tax you should let them know if you’re a single occupant, entitling you to a 25% discount.

Dorset Housing Benefits Change of Address

If you live in Dorset and claim housing benefits and your circumstances change, such as your address, you need to update Dorset Council. Here’s how to complete your Dorset housing benefit change of address:

  • Head over to SlothMove’s home setup & address change service
  • Select Dorset Council (and anyone else who needs to know you’re moving, like HMRC, DWP, TV Licence etc…)
  • Select ‘Complete’ and SlothMove will complete your Dorset Council change of address for you 

Completing the Dorset council change of circumstances process is important. To learn more about housing benefits in Dorset you can explore this help section on their website. They cover who is eligible, under what circumstances and the types of benefit you can claim.

Where is Dorset Council

Dorset Council oversees a population of over 378,000 people as of 2021, making it one of the largest counties in the UK. You can find Dorset Council:

Dorset Council
County Hall,
Colliton Park,

If you’re prefer, you can also call Dorset Council on: 01305 221000

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Dorset Council's contact number?

You can contact Dorset Council by calling 01305 221000. If you’re looking to update your address you can use SlothMove’s home setup service

How do I get my council tax reduction for Dorset Council?

If you’re moving home SlothMove will help set up your single person discount by informing Dorset Council about your move and circumstances. Otherwise, you’ll need to call Dorset Council (01305 221000) and speak to the council tax team.

Dorset council planning applications

You can complete a council planning application for planning or building works within Dorset by submitting this form on Dorset Council’s website. 

Dorset Council Moving Home & Beyond

In this article we’ve covered how to complete the Dorset Council moving home process. By using SlothMove’s home setup service you can update your address with your council tax, water and hundreds of other providers in a couple of minutes. We also explored how to complete a Dorset housing benefit change of address; why you need to update your council tax when moving, when to update it; and how to claim your single occupancy discount.

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