Council Tax Recovery
If you are in arrears with your Council Tax and you have not made an arrangement to pay, the Council has the option to refer your account to an Enforcement Agent (previously called a bailiff).
As soon as the Enforcement Agent receives your case you will be charged an immediate fee of £75. If you are finding it difficult to pay your bill please contact the Council now on 01536 534235.
The Enforcement Agent will try to contact you to agree a payment plan to clear your debt. However if no contact or arrangement is made the Enforcement Agents will visit your home and you will be charged a further fee of at least £235 which will be added to your account.
The fees are not decided by the Council or by the Enforcement Agency. These fees are compulsory by law; there is no option to reduce them.
Please contact the Council first before you increase your level of debt by incurring additional fees from an Enforcement Agency.