Ways to pay your Council Tax

Pay Council Tax by Direct Debit

Paying by Direct Debit will help us keep your Council Tax low, because it keeps our costs low. View the benefits of paying by Direct Debit.

You can choose to pay on the 4, 11, 15, 18 or 25 of each month. You need your:

  • Bank details.
  • Council Tax account reference - your account reference is on the top right hand side of your Council Tax bill. View an example of a Council Tax bill to see where your account reference number is.

Ways you can set up a Direct Debit:

By telephone

Call 020 8871 7799 (choose option 1).

Once set up, you will get a letter in the next few days confirming the Direct Debit is set up and a bill showing your instalments.

Council tax account

Submit a Direct Debit application through your online Council Tax account.

Once set up, you will get a confirmation email at midnight. You will also get an email when your new bill is ready.

Direct Debit guarantee

This Guarantee is offered by all Banks and Building Societies that take part in the Direct Debit Scheme. Read about the Direct Debit guarantee.

If you’ve made the switch to Direct Debit – or switch by 30 September – you will automatically be entered into a 5,000 prize draw! Find out more about the National Council Tax campaign.