We collect council tax from over 39,000 households in East Northamptonshire and the majority of our council tax payers pay on time. Four out of every five people now pay council tax by Direct Debit.
Our council tax billing and recovery team work very hard to ensure we collect council tax promptly and efficiently.
Equita Ltd, our enforcement agents, collect council tax arrears on our behalf only when all our attempts to collect payment have been unsuccessful.
We ask the courts to send non-payers to prison only as a very last resort and we make every effort to collect payment before we consider this option.
If you are having difficulty paying your council tax, you may wish to see our Struggling to Pay page.
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