Pay your Council tax (including direct debit)

Set up a direct debit

The safest and most convenient way to pay your council tax is by Direct Debit. This method means you can:

  • pay your council tax on time
  • know exactly when payments will leave your bank account each month
  • better manage your money

The instalments set out in your bil will be automatically debited from your account every month.

You can set up a Direct Debit by completing the form below.

You must provide the following to set up your Direct Debit: ​

  • bank details​
  • the date you want to pay​

You can arrange for your account to be debited over 10 or 12 monthly instalments, set up for:

  • the first of the month
  • day 15
  • day 25

If you have not stated a preference these instalments will be due on the first of the month over 10 months. You can view more information at register for council tax.

You can also view other ways to pay a council tax bill.

Direct Debit guarantee

All the standard Direct Debit safeguards and guarantees are offered by banks and building societies that accept instruction to pay Direct Debits.

If there are any changes to the amount, date or frequency of your Direct Debit the Council will notify you 10 working days in advance of your account being debited or as previously agreed.

If you request for the Council to collect a payment, confirmation of the amount and date will be given to you at the time of the request.

If an error is made in the payment of your Direct Debit by the Council or your bank or building society, you are entitled to a full refund of the amount paid from your bank or building society

If you receive a refund you are not entitled to, you must pay it back when notified by the Council.

You can cancel a Direct Debit at any time by contacting your bank or building society. Written confirmation may be required, which should also be sent to the Council.

Set up or update a Direct Debit