Pay Council Tax

Pay by Direct Debit

Before you complete the Council Tax Direct Debit mandate you will need to have your:

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

Council Tax Direct Debit mandate

Pay online

Before you fill in this form you will need your:

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

Pay Council Tax online

Automated telephone payments

Call the automated payment line on: 0330 0889 789: 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
  • by 1 annual payment on 1 April
  • by 2 six 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 instalment details and more by using our: Council Tax and Benefits checker.