Council Tax summonses
We issue a summons when a Council Tax bill has not been paid. If a customer ignores their summons, we will ask Richmond Magistrates' Court to issue a liability order against them. The magistrates will order the customer to pay costs. More information is available from the Court Service web site.
A liability order is a legal document that gives the Council the power to;
- take what the customer owes directly from their earnings, their Income Support or Job Seeker's Allowance (Income Based).
- ask bailiffs to take some of the customer's valuables and sell them to pay off what they owe.
- make a customer bankrupt.
Online: Make an enquiry
Telephone: 08456 122 660
Fax: 020 8891 7934
The Civic Centre
44 York Street
The opening hours of the Civic Centre are 9.00am to 5.15pm Monday to Thursday and 9.00am to 5.00pm Friday.