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Paying Council Tax

You can pay your council tax on receipt of the annual bill, or you have the choice of paying in two half yearly instalments or 10 monthly instalments. If you elect to pay in two half yearly instalments, your first instalment is due in April, and the second instalment in October.  Payment for 10 monthly instalments is due on the 14th of the month. You can arrange to pay over 12 months. To set this up please complete the general enquiry form

If you experience any difficulty making payment it is important that you contact us as soon as possible, please do not wait for a reminder to arrive. If you contact us early before recovery proceedings have commenced we can consider your position and it may be possible to agree other arrangements.

Direct Debit

Take the worry out of bill paying and let your bank or building society pay your tax instalments direct to the Council. You can pay on the 1st, 8th 14th or 22nd of each month.

Set up a direct debit for Council Tax online (opens new window).   

You can find out more on our Direct Debit page 

Pay Council Tax Online 

You can pay online using your debit or credit card. You will need your council tax account reference number shown on your Council Tax bill. Pay Council Tax Online 

Using your Credit or Debit Card over the phone

If you would like to pay by your credit or debit card please call 0845 372 4112 (This call will cost you 3 pence per minute plus your phone company’s access charge)  

  You will need your council tax account reference shown on your council tax bill. Payment by credit card will incur an additional charge of 1.5%

Telephone/Internet banking or standing order

The details you will need are:

  • Sort code 30-99-85
  • Account number 00716577

You will also need to quote your Council Tax account reference for each payment.  Remember that payments can take a number of working days to reach us.

At a Payzone

Take your payment and your bar-coded bill to any Payzone outlet. There is no additional transaction fee for this service. Check the Payzone website (opens new window) for your nearest outlet.

At the Post Office

You can pay your council tax at your local Post Office, there is an additional transaction fee charged by the Post Office for this service. Payment can be made by cash, cheque or debit card. You will need to complete a payment slip at the Post Office quoting our Giro Account Number 2151227 and your account reference number shown on your Council Tax Bill.   You can find your local Post Office by using the Post Office's Online Branch Finder service (opens new window). Please note that the Post Office can only accept payments under £1,000.

By post 

Please use the Contact Details address to send your cheque or postal order to us.

Cheques should be made payable to Mid Suffolk District Council quoting your council tax account reference number, name and address on the back of the cheque.  You can find the reference number on the front of your council tax bill. 

Please note we cannot accept post dated cheques.



Council Tax Direct Debit form (PDF, 54Kb)

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