Pay your council tax

The simplest and most convenient way to pay your council tax is by direct debit. You can set this up online.

set up a direct debit

Council Tax can also be paid securely online by credit or debit card.

pay online

Alternatively call 01241 438400. Please have your bank account number and sort code to hand.

You can pay either on 1st, 9th, 16th or 24th of each month over either a maximum of 10 or 12 instalments. You can also pay weekly or fortnightly. A weekly or fortnightly payment will usually be collected on or around Friday. To change your date call 01241 438400.

Council Tax can be paid:

  • in ten monthly instalments on or before 1 April  to 1 January  inclusive
  • in one lump sum on or before 1 May 

Payment difficulties

If you are having difficulties paying your bill, please get in touch with us straight away. Don't wait for a reminder or other letter. It may be possible for some other system of payment to be arranged.

If you have received a reminder notice or notice of summary warrant and you want to make a payment arrangement please use the following online form to submit your payment proposal.

submit a payment proposal