Pay your Council Tax

You can pay your Council Tax bill by Direct Debit, online, by telephone, by text, or in person.


Pay by Direct Debit

Setting up a Direct Debit is simple and easy and is the most efficient way for us to collect your payments.

Setting up a Direct Debit allows you to:

  • choose from 4 monthly payment dates
  • pay us automatically, avoiding reminders

Pay in full online

You can pay your Council Tax bill securely online by debit or credit card.

Pay by text

Download the Allpay App to pay your bill using your Smartphone.

Pay by phone

You can call our 24 hour payment line on 0300 456 0543.

Calls are charged at 3p per minute, plus your phone provider’s charges.

All cards except American Express and Diners Club International are accepted.

Pay in person

Use your swipe card or the barcode on the front of your bill to pay at any Post Office or Paypoint.

Call 0118 937 3727 if you need to order a new swipe card.

Payment deadlines

Payments are due on the 1st of the month, unless otherwise stated.

Payments should be received on or before the date they are due. Allow 3 to 5 working days for the payment to leave your bank.

Payment schedules

Council Tax is usually paid over 10 months, with no payments in February and March.

If you prefer, you can spread your payments over the full financial year. Contact the Council Tax helpline on 0118 937 3727 to discuss this.