A TOTAL of 29 councillors in Derbyshire have been late paying for their council tax.
The information gathered by a BBC Freedom of Information request showed every late payment made by a councillor in the last four years.
One councillor was found to have been issued with a court summons every year since 2010 and another was late paying for their tax seven times.
Of the 29 councillors caught, four were from South Derbyshire, however their identities were kept from the public under the Data Protection Act.
A South Derbyshire District Council spokesperson said: “Councillors are treated in the same way as the public and if no payment is forthcoming usual procedures are followed regarding recovery action.”
Standard procedures to recover unpaid taxes involve sending a reminder followed by a final notice and then court action.