First reminder notice
If you fail to make a Council Tax payment we will send you a reminder notice.
Second reminder notice
If you pay the first reminder but don't make any other payments, we will send you a second reminder notice.
On the third missed instalment or late payment of the year, you will be sent a final notice requesting payment in full for your total outstanding Council Tax immediately.
If you fail to pay the full amount of Council Tax owing we will issue a summons against you. This will result in additional recovery costs being charged to you.
We will ask the Magistrates to grant a Liability Order against you, which will enable us to take action to recover the debt.
This could be done in one of the following ways:
- Issuing an Attachment of Earnings Order to your employer
- Requesting the Benefits Agency to take it out of your benefits
- Instructing enforcement agents to seize your possessions
- Applying for a bankruptcy order
As a last resort a committal summons will be issued to commit you to prison.