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What happens if you don’t pay your Council Tax?

If you’re struggling to pay your council tax bill, please get in touch to see if we can help you. Don't let the debt get worse.

We can still help you at this stage, so don’t delay and contact us online today, or call us on 0300 1234 171.

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In simple terms, if you don’t pay your Council Tax on time, we’ll send you a reminder notice, which will tell you to make a payment within seven days and make future payments on time.

If you fall behind again with your instalments, we will send a final notice, which advises you that you have lost the right to pay by instalments and you will have to pay the whole amount straight away.

If you don’t pay the balance requested in full, the next stage is to issue you with a court summons

If you want to find out more about how we collect Council Tax you can read our Recovery Policy.