Ways to pay your Council Tax

Pay in 12 instalments

You can pay your Council Tax in 12 monthly instalments from April to March, instead of 10.

Let us know

Council Tax account

Let us know you want to pay over 12 instalments through your Council Tax account.

Or you can contact us with the following details:

  • name and address
  • Council Tax account reference
  • your bank account name, account number and sort code
  • payment date you would like: 4, 11, 15, 18 or 25 of each month (these options are only available if you opt to pay by Direct Debit).

In one of the following ways:


Use our online form to get in touch. 


Call 020 8871 8081 (Automated 24 hour service).


Tell us in writing:

Council Tax Service
PO Box 65962
SW18 9HN

Payment due dates

If you are paying by:

  • debit or credit card
  • cash
  • standing order

pay by the 1st of the month and by the 5 April.

If you are paying by Direct Debit, you can choose to pay on the 4, 11, 15, 18 or 25 of each month.

Late requests

If we receive your request after April, your instalments will be spread over the remaining months of the year until March.

When your next annual bill is issued, you will automatically receive the full 12 month instalments.