Have you received a reminder or final notice?
If you have received a council tax reminder or final notice, it is because you are behind with your council tax payments.
What to do next
If you have paid the full amount shown on the notice within the five days prior to receiving your reminder or final notice, you may ignore the reminder/final notice. If you have not made a payment, the full amount shown as arrears is now due.
Are you entitled to a discount?
You may be entitled to a discount on your council tax. To find out if you qualify, call our 24-hour council tax information service.
Please note that the amount shown on your reminder or final notice will remain due throughout any appeal, application for benefits, or claim for a discount or exemption. We will make any necessary adjustments to your account and send you an amended bill showing your new balance and instalment plan once a decision about your case has been made. Any overpaid council tax will be refunded to you as soon as possible.
Taking further action
Do not ignore your reminder or final notice. If you do not make a payment we will take the next step in the recovery process - issuing a summons. This will incur costs of £125.00, payable by you.
If you cannot pay the full amount shown on the reminder or final notice please contact us on the number below. We may be able to help you further.
When you are sent a final notice your right to pay by instalments for the current year is lost. However, we may be prepared to reinstate your instalments if you agree to set up a direct debit so that we can deduct these instalments directly from your bank account as they become due.
You can set up a direct debit online or by phoning us on the number below where your details can be taken.
If your direct debit is not honoured, we will proceed with recovery action.
We are keen to learn your views about the council tax pages on our website, please complete our quick online survey.
|The Council Tax Section|
|Telephone||020 8726 7000|
|Fax||020 8667 8440|
|Out of hours||08459 400 160|
|Address||Council Tax Section|