Pay a council bill

Internet

  • Pay your bill online - Please note: There is a 1.5% charge when making payments using credit cards, and if you are using a debit card from a foreign bank. No charges for debit cards from UK banks.

Telephone

Bank transfer

To pay your bill via telephone or online banking, or by standing order with your bank you will need our bank details:

  • Our bank account number is: 63553698
  • Our sort code is: 20-55-41
  • You MUST quote your billing reference shown on the front of your bill as the reference for your payment (or we won't be able to allocate it to your specific bill and it may show as unpaid).
What is my billing reference?
 Bill type Starts withNumber of digits
 Parking  1  9
 Council Tax  4  12
 Business rates  5  12
 Housing rents  8  9
 Council invoices  7 or 9 11

Chip and PIN

You can also pay your bill with a debit or credit card using chip and PIN machines at any Life Centre.

Please note you will not be able to pay your Council Tax bill by cash at any of our offices. Please use your local Post Office or PayPoint outlet to pay by cash.

Post Office and PayPoint

You can pay your bill by cash, debit card or credit card at any Post Office or by cash at any PayPoint outlet nationwide. You will need a bill with a barcode on it to pay. If you already have one of these simply take it along and make the payment.

Corporate debt policy

The council has a corporate debt policy governing the treatment of debt which provides information and advice to customers who may be experiencing problems.

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