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 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.
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, 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 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 number shown on your bill.
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.
If you are transferring money from overseas, the IBAN you will need is: GB53 LOYD 3099 8500 7165 77
At a Post Office or Paypoint
You can pay using cash only at any Post Office 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.