Council tax recovery

Liability orders

Where the Magistrates’ Court has granted a liability order for non-payment of council tax, it allows the Council a number of legal powers to collect the debt.

A liability order gives the council powers to collect the debt in various ways. At this stage, we may still agree on a special payment with you rather than use the liability order. If you break the arrangement, we will take further action.

Providing information

If we have a liability order, we will ask you to provide information about your employment and income.

After court, you may be sent a request for information about your employment and income details, which you must provide within 14 days.

This information will help the Council look at your financial circumstances and decide how to collect your outstanding council tax.

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If your area isn't listed, you may be a resident of West Northamptonshire.

Last updated 23 December 2022