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 1st of the month. You can arrange to pay over 12 months. To set this up please complete a 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.
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 by direct debit on the 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd or 28th of each month.
Only download a direct debit form if you are unable to complete the form online
Pay Council Tax Online
You can pay online using your debit or credit card. You will need your Council Tax account number shown on your bill.
Using your Debit or Credit Card over the phone
If you would like to pay using your debit or credit card please call 0845 372 4112 (24 hour automated system - This call will cost you 3 pence per minute plus your phone company’s access charge).
You will need your Council Tax account number shown on your 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:
You will also need to quote your Council Tax account number for each payment. Remember that payments can take a number of working days to reach us.
At a Post Office or Paypoint
Please note that the Post Office can only accept payments under £1,000.