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Paying council tax

Pay council tax now

You can also set up a direct debit:

Set up a council tax direct debit

For your security we will only discuss details about direct debit payments with individual(s) named as liable on your council tax bill.

Check your council tax balance

You can register with us to view your council tax account online. This includes information about housing benefit and council tax support if you receive these.

Manage your council tax account online 

Monthly payments

All council tax payments are due on the first of each month (unless payment is made by direct debit, in which case you have a choice of four payment dates):

  • 1st
  • 10th
  • 15th
  • 25th

It's your responsibility to ensure payments reach us by the due dates.

If you want to pay later in the month, at the start of the council tax year you should pay April's instalment at the end of March, May's instalment at the end of April and so on. This will ensure your account does not fall into arrears and will prevent recovery action.

  • See payments: for more about ways to pay.

Contact information

  • To talk to us about council tax payments:
  • Telephone: 01494 412 226 and select help key 1