Managing your council tax payments
We have several methods of payment available for you to pay your council tax. The most efficient method of payment is Direct Debit.
If you pay your council tax by Direct Debit you have a choice of dates on which the payment can be debited and you can extend your payments to 12 monthly instalments. To set-up a Direct Debit payment plan, change your bank details or to re-instate a previous Direct Debit payment plan. Please use our Direct Debit online form.
To find out about the benefits of paying by Direct Debit, view our council tax Direct Debit page.
To pay your council tax online you will need:
- your seven digit council tax reference number
- your full address details including the postcode
- your debit / credit card details
You can pay 24/7 via our automated telephone line. You will need your seven digit council tax reference number and debit / credit card details. Have a pen to hand to write down the receipt number. There is a 1.5% charge for credit cards. Tel: 020 8424 1220
Smartphone QR code
A QR code is a small image of black and white squares which you can find on your annual bill. If you scan the QR code using a smartphone the payments webpage will be displayed. You can make your council tax payment via this page
Other methods of payment
For information about other ways of paying your council tax, view the further info section.