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.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: 01453 754 859
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.
Why have I received a Court Summons about council tax?
What to do if you have received a Court Summons.
What happens after the council tax court hearing?
What happens once a Liability Order has been made.
Council tax help and advice
How and where to get help.
This page was last updated: 9 August 2017