Council Tax Penalties

The law allows the Council to impose a penalty of £70 to any person who:
  • fails to notify the council that a single person discount should have ended;
  • fails to notify the council that an exemption on a dwelling should have ended;
  • fails to notify the council that a discount should have ended;
  • fails to notify the council of a change of address within 21 days or as soon as practicable;
  • fails to notify the council of a change which affects who should be the liable person;
  • fails to provide information requested to establish liability;
  • fails to provide information requested after a liability order has been obtained.
Where we have already applied a penalty and we make further requests for the same information, we may apply additional penalties of £280 for each subsequent failure to supply that information.

When we apply a penalty, we add the amount to your Council Tax charge and we will send you a new bill.

If you disagree with a penalty we impose on you, you may first wish to discuss it with us.
Alternatively, you may appeal direct to a Valuation Tribunal Service (VTS). You must do this within two months of the date we apply the penalty. More information about the appeal process can be found on the Valuation Tribunal Service website.

If you do appeal, you do not have to pay your penalty until your appeal is decided.