Council Tax Recovery
What happens if I don't pay my Council Tax?
If you are struggling to pay your council tax bill, contact us straight away. Don't let the problem get worse.
•ring 01536 534235 between 8.30am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday
You may be able to get money off your Council Tax bill.
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. We will only send a maximum of two reminders in any financial year.
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.
The next stage is to issue you with a court summons.
Please note that you can make an arrangement with the Council at any stage of the recovery process. You may be asked to supply details of your income and outgoings to help us make an arrangement that you can afford.
There are several organisations who provide help and advice regarding debt.
Pages in Council Tax Recovery
- 1. You are here: What happens if I don't pay my Council Tax?
- 2. Reminder Notices
- 3. Summons for Non-Payment
- 4. Liability Court Hearing
- 5. Liability Order
- 6. Attachment of Earnings
- 7. Attachment of Benefits
- 8. Charging Order
- 9. Insolvency
- 10. Enforcement Agent
- 11. Committal
- 12. How can I get help with my debts?