What if I don't pay my council tax?

Your council tax is payable on or before the dates shown on your annual bill.

  • If you miss a payment, we will send you a reminder notice.
  • You will then have seven days to bring your account up to date. If you bring your account up to date, no action will be taken.
  • We will only issue two reminders in each financial year.
  • If you fail to pay a third time, your right to pay by instalments will be withdrawn and a final notice issued and we will begin recovery action against you (see below).

If you can't pay your council tax, please call 01543 308000, Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm.

If you need help paying your council tax or rent, visit our benefits section