Business rates reductions for unoccupied properties

Dumfries and Galloway Council's Communities Committee agreed on 3 October 2023 that from 1 April 2024 all empty properties/land (A business premises which are not currently in use as an active business) would receive a maximum period of 1 year relief from when the property was last occupied.

The relief available would is as follows:

  • 50% relief for first 3 months after rateable occupation ends
  • 10% relief for 9 months after 3 month 50% relief ends


You can apply if the property you pay rates for is currently empty.

Apply for a reduction >>

What happens next

We'll review your application and let you know if you are entitled to a discount, this can take 2 or 3 weeks. We may ask for more information to help us make a decision.

Page last updated: 06/03/2024
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