If an instalment is not paid on or before its due date a reminder will be issued requesting that the overdue amount is paid in full within 7 days.
Where there is more than one person in the household liable to pay Council Tax, legislation requires each individual to be issued with a reminder. Payment of the whole outstanding amount is the responsibility of all liable people. This means that we will persue you each individually for the full amount.
If you fail to pay the overdue amount by its due date, the right to pay by instalments is withdrawn and the total balance outstanding for the financial year must be paid within 14 days of the issue of the reminder.
If you are unable to pay the overdue amount, then you should, as a matter of urgency, contact us on 03000 200 292 in order to discuss a mutually suitable payment arrangement for the outstanding balance on your account. Failure to do so will result in your account progressing further through the recovery stages to Summary Warrant. Once this is granted, 10% will be immediately added to any outstanding balance and your debt will be passed to the Council’s Sheriff Officers for collection.
A maximum of 2 reminders will be issued in any financial year, i.e. if you receive a reminder for missed instalments and pay the outstanding balance by its due date then miss another instalment, you will be issued with another reminder. If you also clear this balance by its due date but miss another instalment later in the same financial year, you will not receive another reminder and your account will progress straight to Summary Warrant stage.