Penalties

Failure to notify or supply information

Failure to notify a change in circumstances or provide information for the purposes of billing Council Tax is an offence. The offence is committed if a customer fails to notify the Council of a change affecting their liability to pay Council Tax, within 21 days of the change occurring.

The law allows Councils to impose a £70.00 penalty to any person who;

  • fails to notify the Council that an exemption on a dwelling should have ended
  • fails to notify the Council that a discount (including Single Persons Discount and Council Tax Reduction) should have ended
  • fails to notify the Council of a change of address or fails to notify the council of a change in the liable party
  • fails to provide information requested to identify liability
  • fails to provide information requested after a liability order has been obtained

Where a penalty has already been imposed on a Council Tax account and a further request to supply the same information is made, a further penalty of £280.00 may be imposed for each subsequent failure to comply.

If a customer disagrees with the imposition of a penalty, we would encourage that they contact us immediately to discuss its issue.

They do, however, have the right of appeal directly to the Valuation Tribunal Service.

 

Contact Us

Richmondshire District Council
Mercury House
Station Road
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL10 4JX

Phone: 01748 829100
Fax: 01748 826186
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