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Reminders, summons and bailiffs

Late payment

You must ensure you pay your council tax on time. If you pay late then you will be sent a reminder letter. If you do not pay the amount outstanding by the required date, then you will lose your right to pay by instalments and you will need to pay the full balance.

Please be aware that payments made at the Post Office, PayPoint, PayZone or at our libraries take an extra 5 days to reach your account. You must ensure your payment has reached us, on or before the date shown on your bill.  


Pay now to bring your account up to date

If you want to make sure your payments reach us on time you should set up a direct debit. 



If you pay the full amount due shown on the summons now then no further action will be taken. 

Pay now to bring your account up to date

If you cannot pay the full amount then you need to act immediately and request a repayment arrangement with us.

Once your repayment arrangement is agreed then we will take no further action. 

The easiest way to request a repayment arrangement is to do this online through your My Account, via the Council Tax page. Click on ‘More options’ then ‘Arrangement manager’ followed by ‘Make an arrangement’.

If you don't have a My Account then you can easily set one up.

Log in or register to My Account

If you're no longer responsible for paying the Council Tax or the summons has been sent incorrectly, please contact us on 0208 227 2926.


Bailiffs (enforcement agents)

If you have already been contacted by an enforcement agent then you must call them directly. 

Newlyn PLC

Marston Holdings 

JBW Group

Whyte & Co Enforcement Services