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Why have I had a final notice?

If you have already been sent two reminders and you miss another instalment, we will send you a final notice.

Once a final notice has been sent, you lose the right to pay by instalments and must pay the whole balance within seven days of issue.

Pay the balance online.

If you do not pay the amount shown on the final notice within seven days of issue, we will ask the Magistrates' Court to issue a summons. Costs will be added to your account if a summons is issued.

We will also send you a final notice if:

  • You still owe Council Tax on a property you have left
  • You still owe Council Tax from a previous financial year

If you are unable to pay in full, we may agree to a lump sum and a payment arrangement for the remaining amount. Call us on 01507 601111, select Council Tax and hold to speak with an advisor.  Do not do anything without agreeing it with us first or you may still receive a summons.