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Why have I received a final notice and how do I pay?

If you receive a final notice, you will need to pay the full amount owed for the whole year, unless you choose to set up a direct debit. You need to do this within 7 days of the date on your final notice to avoid further recovery action.

Payments are recorded on your account when we actually receive the money. You need to make sure that you pay your bill in plenty of time, as payments often take a minimum of 24 hours to reach your council tax account.

How to pay

To pay your full bill, you can make a payment online

You can also make payment using all major credit and debit cards by phoning our 24 hour automated payment line 0345 605 3016.

Other ways to pay

Direct Debit

Setting up a direct debit is the only way to continue paying by instalments once a final notice has been issued. This is classed as a 'special arrangement', and a letter will be sent to you to confirm this.

Please Note: If the final notice is for a closed account, you will not be able to set up a direct debit, and the full balance will still need to be paid within 7 days.