What happens if you don't pay your Council Tax
If you have difficulty in paying, contact us straight away so we can discuss the problem and possibly enter into a payment arrangement with you.
If you miss a monthly instalment payment or make a late payment and don't make an arrangement with us, we are required to carry out the statutory recovery process:
If after the above procedures have been followed, and full payment has not been made, the magistrates have the power to send you to prison for a period of up to three months.
Avoid recovery action by making sure your Council Tax instalments are paid on or before the due dates.