What happens when a liability order is granted

Please read our information on how we are supporting residents and businesses, as well as information on affected services.


If the Magistrates court grant a Liability Order, we will write to you to let you know.

You will need to contact us immediately to either pay what you owe in full, including the additional costs or to make a suitable payment plan. If you do not contact us we will take enforcement action to recover your Council Tax debt in full.

A Liability Order lets us take money direct from certain benefits or your wages. Or we can ask an enforcement agency (bailiff) to collect the money from you.

We could also obtain a charging order on your property; make you bankrupt, wind up your company or as a last resort you could go to prison.

We can still help you at this stage, so don’t delay and contact us today.

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