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What happens if you don't pay council tax

If you are struggling to pay your council tax bill, contact us straight away. Don't let the problem get worse.

You may be able to get money off your council tax bill.

You may be able to apply for council tax support



If you fall behind with your payments, or you are paying late, we will send you a reminder. This gives you seven days to pay.

If you bring your account up to date, but fall behind again, we will send you a second reminder. 

If you don't pay or don't keep to an arrangement to pay, you will lose the right to pay in instalments. The full year's Council Tax becomes due.

If you do not pay the total balance of your Council Tax after your instalments have been cancelled, a Court Summons will be issued, so that we can apply to the Magistrates Court for a Liability Order.

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