Difficulty paying your Council Tax

Council Tax - paying late

If we do not receive your Council Tax payments, or if you pay late, we will send you a reminder. We will only send you 2 reminders before we start court proceedings against you.

If you continue to pay late, we will send you:

  • a final notice
  • a summons

A final notice means that you will have lost your right to pay by monthly instalments and you have to pay all of the council tax for the financial year immediately.

If you do not pay the balance in full we will send you a summons for Liability Order hearing at the Magistrates Court. We will charge you £83 for the court costs.

Contact us

Telephone: 0300 300 8011

Please quote your Council Tax account reference in all correspondence – your account reference is 8 or 9 digits long and starts with a 4, 7 or 8. You can find it on your Council Tax bill or any letter we’ve sent about your Council Tax.