Pay my council tax

Direct Debit payments

Paying your council tax by Direct Debit can be very convenient and can help you to manage your payments. You can:

  • choose to pay over 12 monthly instalments instead of 10
  • choose the date the payment will be debited from a selection of five dates

Set up or change your existing Direct Debit

You can set up a new Direct Debit,  re-instate a previous Direct Debit or change your bank account details for an existing Direct Debit online.

You will need:

  • your council tax account number
  • your bank account details

If you are reinstating a Direct Debit you should contact your bank first. They may not be able to reinstate the Direct Debit without prior warning. 

Set up a Direct Debit

Re-instate a Direct Debit

Change existing Direct Debit

You will receive a new bill when your Direct Debit application has been processed. Your monthly instalments may change if you have made a separate payment around the time you set-up the Direct Debit or if a payment was due but you didn't manage to make the payment.

Cancel your Direct Debit

To cancel your Direct Debit please contact your bank. If you have a balance on your council tax account a new bill will be sent to you within 20 workings days of you cancelling the Direct Debit.

Request a refund on a credit bill

If you have overpaid your council tax and pay by Direct Debit, you do not need to apply for a refund. We will automatically refund the credit to your bank account.