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How to Pay Your Council Tax

Council Tax is normally due in ten monthly instalments on the 7th of each month from April to January. However, you may pay by twelve monthly payments, from April to March, on request. Contact the Local Taxation Office to change to twelve monthly payments.

 

How to Pay

Click to Pay Now Online

 

Direct Debit: The is the simplest way to pay;

    - No queuing, no cheques to write or letter to post

    - A choice of 4 different payments dates either 1st, 7th, 15th or 25th of the month

    - Pay over up to 12 months (except when paying on 1st of the month)

Download a Direct Debit instruction or contact Customer Services.

  

Telephone 01234 718061:   Our 24-hour payment line.  You will need the Council Tax Account Number shown on your bill, and your debit card or credit card (there is a charge for credit card payments).

 

Home Banking:   Quote our Bank Sort Code 60-02-13, our Bank Account No. 62288849, and the Council Tax Account Number shown on your bill.

 

At any Post Office or Payzone outlet;  Pay by cash or debit card:  Take your Council Tax bill with you every time you pay so that the bar code can be scanned. 

 

Are you having difficulty paying your Council Tax on time? Contact the Local Taxation Office straight away to discuss payment.

Otherwise the Council will take action if payments are not received by the due dates. This can mean you lose the right to pay by instalments.  Legal action may also be taken resulting in additional legal costs and enforcement fees.

Please see the Council's Fair Debt Collection policy for more information.

 


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