How to pay your Council Tax

You can pay in the following ways:

 

Pay Online

You can make online payments 24/7 - including weekends and evenings - using our secure website:

Pay Your Council Tax Online

 

Direct Debit

You can get access to the widest choice of payment dates if you pay by Direct Debit.

*Please see the payment dates in the table below.

Pay Your Council Tax By Direct Debit

 

Credit or Debit Card 

Pay can make card payments 24/7 - including weekends and evenings - by calling our secure automated phone service on  0300 456 0629. 

Calls cost three pence per minute plus your provider’s access charge. 

Please note - we do not issue receipts for credit/ debit card payments.

 

Bank Transfer

You can pay by bank transfer by giving your bank your Council Tax reference number and these details;

  • Bank: Lloyds Bank, 1 Legg Street, Chelmsford. CM1 1JS
  • Sort code: 30-91-56
  • Account number: 00465509

 

Further Support

Further Support is available for paying your Council Tax.

 

Payment Dates

The dates available for all payment methods are as follows:

Payment Dates
  12 monthly payments on the 1st of April to the 1st of March 12 monthly payments on 1st, 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th April to March 10 monthly payments  1st April to 1st January 10 monthly payments on 1st, 7th,14th, 21st, 28th  April to January 2 half yearly payments on 1st May and 1st November 1 payment on 1st May

Weekly payments every Friday only, April - March

 4 weekly payments every Friday only, April - March

 

Direct Debit Available Available Available Available Available Available Available  Available
Any other method Available   Available   Available Available Available  


Please note that if your first instalment is due after April, the number of instalments by which you may be able to pay will reduce.