Pay your council tax

Paying by instalments

Payment of council tax is usually by 10 monthly instalments from April to January, but you can choose to pay 12 instalments over a full year.

Apply to pay over 12 instalments

Instalments are normally due on the first of the month, however direct debit payers can choose between the 1st, 8th, 15th or 22nd of each month.

You can also pay for the whole year at once or by two half-yearly instalments.

If the amount you have to pay changes during the year, eg because your entitlement to a discount, exemption or council tax support changes, you will receive a new bill. This will show the new amount for the year and the new instalments you will have to pay.

Pay by direct debit

This is the most convenient way to pay your council tax, saving you time as your bills are paid automatically.

Set up a direct debit

Pay your council tax online

We accept Mastercard or Visa credit cards, Visa debit cards, Delta or Maestro. 

A charge will apply to credit card payments. No charge will be added to your payment if you pay using a debit card or pay by direct debit.

Make a payment

Pay by phone

Using a credit or debit card, call 0845 3010208.

We accept Mastercard or Visa credit cards, Visa debit cards, Delta or Maestro. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Pay at a bank

To pay at your own bank, or for standing orders, internet or phone banking, please use sort code 30-00- 00, account number 02390140 and your council tax account number as the reference.

Pay in person

You can use the barcode on your bill to make cash payments at any PayPoint outlet.