Having problems paying your Council Tax

  1. Having problems paying your Council Tax
  2. What happens if you don't pay your Council Tax
  3. If we have started court action against you (You are here)
  4. Attachments to your benefits
  5. Attachments to your earnings
  6. Using enforcement agents to recover unpaid Council Tax
  7. Committal to prison and bankruptcy
  8. Get help if you are struggling to pay

If we have started court action against you

You have a right to attend the court hearing.

At court, we will apply for a liability order. This gives us extra powers to collect the money you owe.

If the court grants a liability order,we can add a charge for this of £26 to what you already owe. This will bring the total costs to £74 (£48 for the summons, plus £26 for the liability order).

If we get a liability order we may write to you to confirm your financial position. If you don't provide this information, the magistrates' court can fine you up to £500.

You can provide this information now using the form below and make an offer to pay.

Give details of your financial position

Make a payment

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