With Direct Debit you can spread the cost of your Council Tax over 10 or 12 monthly interest free payments on a date chosen by you.
Direct Debit is the easiest way to pay. There is a Direct Debit form which you can print off, fill in and return to us. Paying by Direct Debit helps keep your Council Tax down. For 2014/2015, you can elect to pay your Council Tax in 12 monthly instalments.
If you already pay via Direct Debit and need to change your payment date please contact us.
Paying online is easy and secure. The cards we accept are: Visa Credit, Visa Debit, UK Maestro, International Maestro, Mastercard, Solo, Electron and JCB.
You can pay over the phone using any of the cards listed above. Payments can be made using our automated payment line.
To make a payment, you will need to have your Council Tax payment reference number ready and know the amount you wish to pay. If you don't know your payment reference number then contact us.
On the front of your bill is a barcode which can be scanned and used to make payments at any Post Office or PayPoint outlet free of charge. The barcode cannot be used at banks.
This barcode includes details of your payment reference number and replaces payment cards. Your existing payment card can still be used but will not be replaced.
Remember - the Post Office or PayPoint are not our agents. You should make sure that you pay at least seven days before the payment is due to make sure your payment reaches us in time.
Your Council Tax bill shows the instalment amounts and the dates on which you should pay them.
If you lose your barcode or have any queries about using it please contact us.
You can use the self-serve payment machines at the City Centre One Stop Shop, Municipal Buildings, Dale Street, which is is open at the following times:
Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 5.30pm.
Yes, but we are unable to offer a prompt payment discount for 2014/15.