Guide What happens if you don't pay your Council Tax?

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6. Do you need to attend court?

You don't need to go to court if:

  • you accept that you owe the amount on the summons and
  • you pay the full amount you owe, including costs, before the hearing, or
  • you contact us before the hearing and we agree an acceptable arrangement to pay what you owe

You do have a right to attend if you wish. If you are attending court, you need to bring all the paperwork with you, including any receipts. Please be aware that you may have to wait before the court hearing begins.