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Reminders and final notices
These are sent when the council's records show that someone's
council tax instalment payments have not been paid.
These are sent when the council has already sent at least one
reminder and the taxpayer has fallen behind with the instalment
What happens next
Under council tax legislation, the council needs to send only
one reminder notice and one final notice in respect of a yearly
council tax bill before issuing a summons for the taxpayer to
appear at a magistrates' court. Taxpayers do not, therefore,
receive a reminder notice for each monthly instalment that remains
Once a final notice has been issued, the full council tax for
the year becomes due and payable.
If a taxpayer fails to pay by the dates shown on their bill but
pay regularly each month, they will still received a reminder
notice. This is because the computer programme for identifying
cases which are to receive a reminder notice is set up to expect
payments by the dates shown on the bill. If this date is
inconvenient for you, it may be possible to set up an alternative
payment date. Please contact the council immediately, using the
details below, to arrange this.
Make sure that monthly payments are paid on time
It may be more convenient to use a different method of payment:
for example you could make payments by direct debit, so that
payments are made automatically each month from your bank
Find out how to
pay your council tax.
If you can’t afford to pay the amount requested
If you have received a reminder notice, please contact the
council immediately, using the details below, as it may be possible
to make alternative arrangements for you to pay.
If you have received a final notice, it may be possible for you
to pay by instalments by direct debit. Please contact the council
for further details.
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