How to pay your Council Tax

Set up or amend a Council Tax Direct Debit

The easiest and safest way to pay council tax is by Direct Debit.

Before you set up your Direct Debit you will need to sign up for My Account

Then just follow these simple steps:

Step one: Use this link to access the Direct Debit set up: Pay by Direct Debit

Step two: Choose ‘View Direct Debit Services’ and then choose – ‘Set up new Direct Debit’ from the drop down

You will need the following items before you start:

  • Your Council Tax billing reference number
  • Your bank account number and sort code (you must be the holder of the bank account and authorised to set up a Direct Debit)

You can choose, from a selection of dates when you would like the payment to be made each month (8th, 15th, 22nd and 28th) and decide whether to spread the payment over 10 or 12 months

How to pay your Council Tax by Direct Debit video (opens in a new tab)

Did you know you can also sign up for e-billing?

Signing up for e-billing means you can view your council tax bill as soon as it is available

Sign up for e-billing


ID: 126, revised 30/10/2023