Pay council tax

Pay by Direct Debit

Council tax Direct Debit mandate

Before you fill in this form you will need to have your:

  • council tax reference number (it's on your bill and begins with 4)
  • bank details.

Pay online

Pay council tax online

Before you fill in this form you will need your:

  • council tax account number (it's on your bill and begins with 4).

Automated telephone payments

Call the automated payment line on (01737) 276727. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, Delta and Electron cards.

See other methods of payments for details of all the other options such as post.

Payable over ten months a year

  • Council tax is payable over 10 months from 1 April to 1 January; or
  • by 1 annual payment on 1 April; or
  • by 2 6-monthly payments on 1 April and 1 October.

You can arrange to pay your Council Tax over 12 months providing you contact us and make the request.

Check your council tax balance 

You can check how much you have left to pay, your installment details and more by using our Council tax and benefits checker.