What Happens If I Don't Pay?
If, for any reason, you don't pay your council tax on time we
are legally obliged to issue documents advising you of this and
warning you what could happen next. What document you get
depends on how many times you have missed your payment. It could be
a reminder, final
notice or a summons.
If you receive a summons then the
matter is likely to go to court where we
will be applying for a liability order.
A liability order gives us various powers to help us to
recover the debt:
For more information about reminders, final notices and summons
please select one of the underlined words above
or download our leaflet.
If you have problems paying your council tax please contact us - we may be able to make a special
arrangement with you.
You may be entitled to benefits - why not try our benefit
calculator, visit our benefit web
pages or contact our benefit section
to see if there is anything you can claim.