Free licence for the over 75s

Changes to the law for the Isle of Man and Guernsey.
From 1 September 2016, you won’t be able to apply for a free over 75 TV Licence, or short term licence for 74 year olds, if you live on the Isle of Man or Guernsey. You could still get help paying if you receive income support. Find out more

If you are aged 75 or older you can get your TV Licence free

You can still get a free TV Licence if you live with people who are younger than you.

If you are aged 74 you can buy a short term licence.

This will cost less than a full licence. It will last until you are 75 when you get a free licence.

How to get your free or short term licence

First, find your National Insurance Number. If you do not have this we will ask you for another way to prove your age.

Next, apply now using our website or call 0300 790 6165. If you pay for your licence using a TV Licensing payment card or savings card please call 0300 555 0286.

Short term licences are not available on Sark or Jersey.