Council tax

Special Payment Arrangement

If you've received a court summons for council tax or business rates arrears, you'll need a Special Payment Arrangement to propose a plan to clear your arrears, before the end of the current financial year (by 31 March).

Requesting a Special Payment Arrangement won't prevent our council tax recovery process, nor the associated court costs.

Special Payment Arrangement

Special Payment Arrangement for council tax arrears

For council tax arrears, to complete this form you'll need:

  • council tax reference number starting '88'
  • council tax property address
  • your name and contact address (if different to the council tax property)
  • telephone number or email address
  • your National Insurance Number
  • employment details including payroll number (or business name if self employed)
  • benefit details where applicable
  • bank details (if making payment by Direct Debit)
  • start date for payments (this must be within the next 32 days)

If you think a summons has been issued in error, you might be able to raise a summons or liability order dispute.

Special Payment Arrangement for business rates arrears

For business rates arrears, to complete this form you’ll need:

  • business rates reference number starting '4010'
  • business rates address
  • your name and address (if different to the business rates payer)
  • telephone number or email address
  • bank details (if making payment by Direct Debit)
  • start date for payments (this must be within the next 32 days)

Your account reference number is shown at the top right hand side of your bill - if you no longer have this request a copy bill online.

Completing the Special Payment Arrangement form

By completing the Special Payment Arrangement form, you're agreeing to pay your outstanding debt within the current financial year.

If you're unable to clear your arrears within the current financial year, contact our Council Tax Recovery Team.

If you choose to do nothing, then further action will be taken which may incur additional costs.

Also see

Council Tax

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 551558

Council Tax Recovery Team

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 551195