What happens if you don’t pay your Council Tax
Do not ignore reminders or final notices.
If you are struggling to pay your Council Tax bill, contact us straight away.
You can contact us by completing the Council Tax general enquiry online form.
If you fall behind with your payments or you pay late, we will send you a reminder which will give you 7 days to pay.
If you bring your account up to date but fall behind again, we will send you a second reminder.
If you fall behind with your installments a third time, a final notice is issued and you will lose the right to pay by installments. At this point the full year’s Council Tax becomes due.
A court summons will be issued if the amount shown on the reminder, second reminder or final notice is not paid in full as requested.