Council tax recovery

Stages of recovery

If you fall behind with your payments, or you are paying late, we will send you a reminder. This gives you 7 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 2 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 and we will send you a Final Notice. The full year's council tax becomes due.

The next stage is to issue you with a court summons. The court will grant a liability order to grant the council other options to recover this type of debt.

Last updated 23 December 2022