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Council Tax payment options

You can pay your Council Tax by Direct debit, phone, payment card, bank transfer or instalments. 

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Direct Debit

Direct debit is the easiest way to pay your Council Tax. When paying by direct debit you can choose to pay on the 1st, 15th or 24th of the month.

If you are 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 by: 

We will then 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.


If you want to pay by card over the phone, please call our payment line on 01572 722 577

You will need the reference number printed on your Council Tax bill or invoice, along with your debit / 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.

Payment card

You can pay with cash or cheque at a Post Office or any shop with a PayPoint sign. You will need a payment card to do this. Please do not use a card that belongs to someone else.

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If you would like to request a payment card, please email: localtaxation@rutland.gov.uk or use the online form below:

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Payment card

Bank transfer

You can make a payment from your bank account to ours. You must remember to quote your Council Tax account number, which can be found on your bill. 

Our bank is: Lloyds Bank, Oakham

Sort Code: 30-64-10 

Account: 37780460

Paying by instalments

Council tax is usually paid by 10 monthly instalments from April to January each year. 

You can also choose to pay by 12 monthly instalments from April to March. If you would like to do this please email localtaxation@rutland.gov.uk 

Each instalment is due on the 1st day of the month. This does not include people paying by Direct Debit, who can choose to pay on the 1st, 15th, or 24th.

If you receive a bill towards the end of the year you may be given fewer instalments to reflect the months left in that financial year.