Contact us as soon as possible if you're struggling to pay your Council Tax.
We can spread your payments over 12 months instead of the usual 10 to reduce the amount you need to pay each month.
You should also check if you can get:
If you're already getting a Council Tax Reduction, you can apply for extra help from our discretionary payments.
We'll send you a Council Tax reminder if we don't receive a payment by the due date shown on your bill. You'll need to pay the money you owe within 7 days, and make any future payments on time.
If you get a Council Tax reminder, contact us immediately so we can help you manage your payments.
If you get a court summons because you haven't paid your Council Tax, we'll add the court costs to your Council Tax bill.
To avoid further costs, you'll need to set up a Direct Debit instalment plan before the court date.
You should also contact us if you don't think you're the person who should pay, or if you think you've already paid.
If you still don't pay your Council Tax or contact us before your court date, we may:
If there's no other way to recover your debt, we can also:
You can find more about what happens if you don't pay your Council Tax on GOV.UK.