Summons and Court
If you have received a final notice and your council tax remains
unpaid, we will take further recovery action to obtain the money
due. This is done through the Magistrates Court.
You will be sent a summons that will tell you how much money you
owe and when the hearing will be. You will be charged costs for the
issue of the summons.
If you can't pay the amount in full please complete the payment
proposal form sent with your summons. This may be posted to us or
handed in at one of the council shops in Malvern, Tenbury Wells or Upton.
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.
You can attend court on the date given on the summons and speak
to the Magistrates. You do not have to go to court if you don't
want to - the decision is yours.
Please Note: The court cannot agree a payment plan with you. If
you want to do this, please contact
At the court hearing we will ask the Magistrates to issue a
liability order against you. This can be
done even if you are not present.