Council tax What happens if you don't pay your council tax?

If you get into difficulty with the payments

If you are struggling to pay your council tax bill, contact us straight away. Don't let the problem get worse.

  • telephone: 0161 234 5002

You may be able to get money off your Council Tax bill.

If you fall behind with your payments, or you are paying late, we will send you a reminder. This gives you seven days to pay.

If you bring your account up to date, but fall behind again, we will send you a second reminder. 

If you don't pay or don't keep to an arrangement to pay, you will lose the right to pay in instalments. The full year's council tax becomes due.

The next stage is to issue you with a court summons

See more detail in our Debt recovery policy.

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