Pay by direct debit
Direct debit is the easiest way to pay your Council Tax.
We take the monthly payment from your bank account automatically, with Direct Debit Guarantee protection.
To set up a direct debit you must be:
- the Council Tax payer or a joint Council Tax payer and
- the bank account holder or joint bank account holder
We cannot set up a direct debit if you are not the account holder.
If you already pay by direct debit you do not have to set up a new instruction each year. Your instruction will continue unless you have cancelled the instruction at your bank.
If you have a change in circumstances which means that we allocate you a new account reference number, you will have to re-submit your bank details to us.
Set up a direct debit over the phone
You can set up you direct debit by calling us during office hours between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.
To set up a direct debit, you will need your:
- Council Tax account reference number from your bill
- bank account or building society account number and sort code
- email address
Once we have set your direct debit up, we will write to you to confirm the details.
Complete a direct debit instruction
You can also set up a direct debit, by downloading and filling in a direct debit instruction.
Once you have completed the form, you will need to send it to our Council Tax team to set up your direct debit. Once we have set your direct debit up, we will write to you to confirm the details.