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How to pay

Council Tax payments are due in 10 monthly instalments between April and January on the 1st of the month. If you pay by Direct Debit, you have the option to choose your payment date as detailed below. 

Direct Debit

Payments are taken directly from your bank on your choice of payment date - 1st, 7th, 14th, 21st or 28th of the month. Please note that the Council needs to give you 14 days notice of a Direct Debit payment, so this may mean that your first instalment date may be next month. We will send you a new Council Tax bill to confirm your instalment dates and amounts.   

Customers who pay by Direct Debit can win a year free from Council Tax payments. Sign up to pay by Direct Debit and you will be automatically entered into our next prize draw in April 2019. 


You will need your 9-digit Council Tax reference number, account name (the name on your Council Tax card or bill), credit or debit card details.


You can make a payment by credit or debit card over the phone. Contact our 24-hour payments call centre.

Please note: we do not offer discounted payment terms through third party companies and payments should always be made to the council direct. For more information please contact us.

If you are are having problems paying your Council Tax bill, contact us straight away using the contact details shown. Don't let the problem get worse.

You can register your details if you are interested in receiving your Council Tax bill and any other related correspondence electronically.

You can now check your Council Tax balance online using myaccount.


24 hour payment call centre

Phone: 0303 123 1005