Issuing a Summons

The next stage is to issue you with a Summons.

The next stage is to issue you with a Summons. When the Summons is issued to you, you are liable to additional costs of £80.50.

We will ask the Magistrates' Court for a Liability Order. This is a demand for you to pay the full amount you owe.

You have the right to attend the court and offer evidence as to why you are not liable for the debt.

Even if you decide not to attend court, you should speak to us. We will try to come to a reasonable arrangement with you for payment but we cannot do that unless you contact us. 

You can contact the Revenues and Benefits team by email (link sends email) or by phone on 01276 707100.

At this stage we can use our discretion to agree special payment arrangements should personal circumstances restrict payment of the debt in a lump sum. We will still ask the court for the Liability Order and if granted, we will not use the powers the order gives us as long as the agreed payments are made.

Please be aware that any arrangement made after a Summons has been issued will be need to be agreed mutually with Surrey Heath Borough Council and an arrangement letter will be issued to confirm the payments due.