Council tax Pay your council tax

If you move, register your new address before setting up payments.

To pay by direct debit or by card you need your council tax reference number. You'll find it on your bill.

Direct debit is the best way to pay. Simple, quick and safe. Give us the details once and we do the rest. No need to remember to pay. Spread your payments over the year. You can pay over ten or 12 months.

You need your debit or credit card and your council tax reference number. Keep track of your payments, so you remember when to pay.

Changing your direct debit

To change your direct debit payment date, use the 'Pay by direct debit' button. 


It can take your bank 14 days to set up your direct debit.

Direct debit instalment options start in April. That's the start of the financial year. The later in the financial year you apply, the fewer instalments your bill will be split into.

Do not use this online form if you're setting up a direct debit for someone else or if you're a business paying council tax.

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