Council Tax

How to pay your Council Tax

Pay online

Paying online is easy and secure. We accept all major credit and debit cards.

You’ll need your Council Tax account number which you’ll find on your bill.

Pay online [link to civica payment fund]

Pay by Direct Debit

You can set up a Direct Debit securely online.  You’ll need:

  • your Council Tax reference number
  • your bank account number and sort code – you must be the account holder and authorised to set up a Direct Debit.

Payments can be taken on the 1st, 15th or 30th of each month, over 10 or 12 instalments.

When you enter the application, select ‘Start’ under the ‘Council Tax Notifications’ heading and then ‘Start’ under the ‘New Notification’ heading and follow the on screen instructions.

You’ll need to accept pop-ups on this site.

Set up a Direct Debit [button link to citizen access]

Pay at a Post Office or PayPoint outlet

On the front of your bill is a barcode. Take this to any Post Office or PayPoint outlet.

Your bill shows the instalment amounts and the dates on which you should pay them. You should pay at least seven days before the payment is due to make sure it reaches us in time.

Tell the cashier how much you want to pay and they will process your payment and give you your bill back with a receipt. Keep this receipt as proof of payment.

The barcode includes details of your payment reference number and replaces payment cards. You can still use a payment card if you have one, but we no longer replace them.

If you lose your barcode or have any queries about using it please contact us.

Find your nearest payment outlet.       

Pay over the phone

You can make a payment using all major credit and debit cards by phoning our 24 hour automated payment line on 0800 023 7082.

You’ll need your Council Tax account number which you’ll find on your bill.