Pay council tax

Ways to pay

Everyone has the right to pay in monthly instalments,usually from April to January each year. You can choose to pay by monthly instalments up to the end of March.

The number of instalments available depends on which month has been reached and when your first bill is issued.

Direct Debit 

Direct Debit is the fastest and most efficient way to pay your council tax bill

  • Payments are made automatically and payment dates will not be missed
  • You remain in control and have a money back guarantee
  • It saves you time and money – no queues, cheques or stamps
  • The payment will be debited from your bank account on the same date each month - no more worrying about forgetting to pay
  • You have a choice of 6 dates when setting up a Direct Debit agreement, the 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 or last day of the month

Online

At the Post Office

You can pay your council tax at the Post Office or AllPay outlet using the barcode on the front of your bill.

Telephone

You can pay your bill by using our 24 hour automated telephone payment line on 01253 478751.

In person

You can pay your bill by using our automated payment machines in the Customer First Centre on Corporation Street.