What happens if I don't pay my Council Tax?

After the Liability Order

Once a Liability Order has been granted we will choose one of the following ways to claim the money owed:

  • we may take money from your wages (called an Attachment of Earnings)
  • we may take money from your other benefits if you have them (called an Attachment of Benefit)
  • we may instruct Enforcement Agents (formerly called bailiffs) to take your property
  • we may undertake a Bankruptcy or Charging Order – a way of securing your property to pay for the debt

Each action may incur costs and these will be added to the amount owed. If all our efforts fail to recover the money owed we may take action to have you imprisoned.