Problems paying your council tax

If you’re struggling to pay your council tax, contact us straight away so that we can help.

Council tax is a priority debt along with rent, mortgage, fuel bills, child maintenance and court fines. You need to prioritise the payment of council tax because serious action can be taken if you do not pay.

Don’t wait to get a reminder. If you ignore a reminder, you will be sent a court summons and you will then end up having to pay additional costs.

We can set up arrangements for you to pay weekly, fortnightly or monthly, and may be able to extend your payments over a longer period.

Debt advice

There are several organisations you can speak to if you’re having problems with debt.

Contact us


0113 222 4404
(Weekdays, 9am - 5pm​​, except Wednesdays when we're open from 10am)

In person

Visit any of our One Stop Centres

By post

Leeds City Council, P.O. Box 60, Leeds, LS2 8JR

Organisations that offer debt advice

  • Citizens Advice provides free, independent and confidential advice on debt and money problems
  • Debt Advice Foundation offer free, confidential support and advice about debt
  • The Money Advice Service is a free and impartial money advice service, set up by the government
  • The Money Information Centre provides details of the various organisations and agencies in Leeds that offer free help and advice on money, debt, budgeting, reducing bills and affordable loans
  • National Debtline provides free, impartial and confidential debt advice to people across the UK
  • StepChange offer advice and practical solutions to help people with debt and money problems

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