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Paying Council Tax in Babergh

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.

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 by direct debit on the 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd or 28th of each month.

Set up an online direct debit for Council Tax in Babergh 

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. 

Pay Council Tax online

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:

  • Sort code 30-98-31
  • Account number 01217231

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

You can pay using cash only at any Post Office or PayPoint outlet using the barcode on your Council Tax bill. It can take up to 5 working days for your payment to reach us.

Please note that the Post Office can only accept payments under £1,000.