Council Tax and business rates recovery procedure policy

Liability order

A liability order is an order of the Magistrate’s Court that gives certain powers to the council to collect the debt that it is owed. The order is for a fixed amount of money, plus additional costs.

The liability order gives the council the power to recover the debt using any of the following methods set out below. The authority will decide which method is most appropriate to follow depending on the information available on the customer at the time.