You can pay your Council Tax:
- by Direct Debit
- over the phone
- by payment card
- by bank transfer
- through instalments
Direct Debit is the easiest way to pay your Council Tax. You can choose to pay on the 1, 15 or 24 of the month.
If you’re the bank account holder and the bill you want to pay is in your name, you can set up or change a direct debit instruction:
- complete the online form
- call our customer service team on 01572 722 577 and give your bank account details
Once you Direct Debit’s been set up, we’ll send you a Council Tax bill with your full instalment plan at least 14 days before your first payment is due.
You don't have to complete a new form every year.
The Direct Debit Guarantee covers all payments.
To pay by card over the phone, call our customer services team on: 01572 722 577
You’ll need the reference number printed on your Council Tax bill or invoice, along with your debit or credit card details. We accept most major cards.
Once your payment is made and approved by your card company, we will process it within three working days.
You can pay with cash or cheque at a post office or any shop with a PayPoint sign.
You’ll need a payment card to do this. Please do not use a card that belongs to someone else.
To get a payment card, email firstname.lastname@example.org and include your:
- Council Tax reference number
- email address
- telephone number
You can make a payment from your bank account to ours. You must quote your Council Tax account number – you can find this on your bill.
Our bank is: Lloyds Bank, Oakham
Sort Code: 30-64-10
Paying by installments
Council tax is usually paid by 10 monthly instalments from April to January each year.
You can choose to pay by 12 monthly instalments from April to March. If you’d like to do this, email: email@example.com
Each instalment is due on the first day of the month. If you pay by Direct Debit, you can choose to pay on the 1, 15 or 24 of the month.
If you receive your bill towards the end of the year, you may be given fewer instalments to reflect the months left in that financial year.