Ways to pay your Council Tax

You will need your reference number which is 8 digits and starts with a 4 or a 5. It can be found on the bill you are paying, on Council Tax letters and on Council Tax payment cards - swipecards.

Direct debit

Requesting a direct debit online is a quick, easy, and secure way to pay your council tax. You will need your council tax account number together with your bank account details, and can choose to pay -

  • by 10 monthly instalments April to January
  • by 12 monthly instalments April to March
  • on the 1, 7, 14, 21 or 28 of each month

Important - When choosing the 10 monthly instalment plan, no payments will be taken for February and March. There is no need to cancel your Direct Debit.

You will need to be registered for a My Council Tax Account to use this online service. If you have already registered, you can log in to complete a direct debit mandate or update your direct debit details online. Alternatively, if you have not registered you can sign up using the button below - 

You will require pop-ups to be enabled when accessing your Council Tax account online. If you are unsure how to access pop-ups on your device, you can view our online portals page for help

Access My Council Tax account (opens in new window)


Make a secure payment anytime with myPayments (opens in new window). You will need - 

  • your council tax reference number
  • your debit or credit card
  • an email address to be sent a receipt. This is optional

Pay your Council tax online (opens in new window)

Debit and credit cards

We accept the following debit and credit cards -

  • Visa
  • Visa Debit
  • Visa Electron
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro

We do not accept America Express.

Bank Transfers or Standing Orders

You can transfer a one-off payment or set up regular payments from your bank or building society through online banking, telephone banking or in person.

Our bank details are -

  • Sort code: 62 24 11
  • Account number: 00000000 (8 zeros)

You need to quote -

  • 0000 510 000 followed by your 8-digit reference number. This starts with a 4 or 5


You can pay anytime by automated telephone payment on 01482 300 300. Select option one. Our Contact Centre staff are available to take payments -

  • Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm

You will need -

  • your Council Tax reference number
  • a debit or credit card

In person

If you have a swipecard, you can pay your Council Tax at any -

  • UK post office with cash or a cheque
  • supermarket or shop that displays the PayPoint logo with cash