Problems paying Council Tax
If you are struggling to pay your Council Tax, you must take action before things get worse. You may be able to get help if you are having difficulty.
Options to help you pay:
- sign up to pay by Direct Debit - it is the easiest way to pay
- ask us to spread your bill over 12 months
- change your payment plan dates / make an arrangement
- see if you qualify for Council Tax discount and exemptions
- claim Council Tax support if you are on a low income.
If you are unable to pay the current years Council Tax before the end of the financial year (31 March) or if you are struggling with your payments please let us know by completing a general enquiry form.
Council Tax bands and charges
If you think your Council Tax band is too high you can appeal to the Valuation Office to ask them to look into this. View more information on Council Tax bands and charges.
Council Tax online billing
You can see your Council Tax bill, how much you have paid and how much you need to pay anytime, quickly, and easily using Council Tax online billing. View Council Tax online billing for more information.
Benefit and money advice
For free and independent advice, you can contact the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) on 01257 265432 or Lancashire County Council Welfare Rights Team on 0845 053 0013. Alternatively you can view information about welfare rights on the Lancashire County Council website.
CAB community champions can also help you find online information about debt, benefits, housing, employment and other issues. View more information on Citizen Advice support on the CAB website.