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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.

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This page was last reviewed 19 September 2013 at 9:59 by Sandra Gordon.
The page is next due for review 18 March 2014.
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