How we recover unpaid Council Tax
Why you will have received it
If you have not made the payment that the reminder notice was issued for, or you have not paid a second instalment within 7 days of it becoming due, then a Final Notice will be sent to you.
What you need to do
A Final Notice means that you have forfeited the right to pay in instalments and must pay the total amount outstanding for the financial year within the next 7 days.
If you can pay the missed instalments
If you can bring your account up to date (pay the missing instalments) and set up a Direct Debit for future payments, then we may consider reinstating your instalments.
This will only be an option if you have no other outstanding debt and where there has been no history of failed Direct Debits previously.
If you don't pay within 7 days
If you don't pay within 7 days you will be issued a summons.
Disputing a Final Notice
You must always pay your council tax while waiting for a decision on any type of application.