Pay your Council Tax

Pay online

You can pay your Council Tax bill online with a debit or credit card, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Pay by Direct Debit

Direct Debit is the easiest way to pay your bill. We offer customers a choice of five dates each month when they can pay. These are the 1st, 6th, 15th, 21st and 27th. You can also ask to pay over 12 months instead of 10, or however many months remain in the year.

You are also protected by the Direct Debit Guarantee, which promises that you will get your money back straight away if anything goes wrong.

Pay on the telephone

You can pay your bill by credit or debit card 24 hours a day by phoning the automated bill payment hotline 01942 489006. Have your card and Council Tax account reference number ready when you call. Payments cannot be made with American Express cards.

Pay via telephone / online banking, or by standing order

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: 20-55-58
  • If you are paying your Council Tax Bill, you must quote your 12 digit Council Tax account reference starting with a 4. This is shown on the front of your bill as the reference for your payment.
  • If you are paying your outstanding Council Tax arrears following a Liability Order Information Request or Notice of Enforcement, you must quote your 9 digit reference starting with a 3. This will be shown on the top right of the letter you have received.

Pay at Post Office or PayPoint

You can pay your bill or outstanding balance 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.

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