Texts and emails from us about late payments

We will be texting or emailing residents who are late paying their Council Tax. This communication is genuine but if you’d like reassurance you can log in to check your online account or pay online. There is no need to contact us if you've already paid.

Report Council Tax fraud

Council Tax fraud is when a person deliberately gives incorrect or misleading information in order to pay less or no Council Tax.

If you suspect that someone is claiming a discount or exemption which they may not be entitled to, contact our fraud team.

You can make a report anonymously. You do not have to give your name or contact details unless you want to.

Give as much information as you can about the person you’re reporting, even if you feel it may not be relevant.

This could include:

  • their name
  • their address
  • the type of fraud you think they’re committing

How to report Council Tax fraud