If you don't pay your Council Tax

Council Tax and bankruptcy

If you owe more than £5,000, we may start taking action against you to recover the debt.

A statutory demand is sent to you giving you 21 days to pay the full amount. When you receive this, you will need to contact us by telephone on 01295 227000 immediately.

If you do not settle your bill, we will present a petition for bankruptcy in the High Court which starts bankruptcy proceedings against individuals who owe us council tax.