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Pay by Direct Debit

Direct Debit is the safest and easiest way to pay your Council Tax. Direct Debit will ensure that payments are made on time and for the right amount so you never forget to pay your bill

You don't need to renew your Direct Debit every year. Once you've set it up, it continues until you cancel it or payments are returned unpaid by your bank.

How to set up Direct Debit

To set up Direct Debit you need to:

  • have been issued a Council Tax bill;
  • have a Council Tax account number; and,
  • be authorised to set up Direct Debit payments from the bank account.

How it works

Your Direct Debit will create instalments for your Council Tax bill (it won't cover amounts due under enforcement action). You can choose which day of the month you would like the instalments to be taken, either the 1, 8, 16, or 26.

Payments in a full financial year may be made over 10 or 12 months, however fewer instalments will be given if you set up Direct Debit later in the financial year.

If you have an existing Direct Debit in place, any new details submitted for the same account will replace the existing instruction.

How to apply

Complete the online form providing your bank details, including:

  • account number;
  • sort code; and,
  • address.

 Set up Direct Debit

What happens next?

Once the application is complete it will be processed and confirmation sent to you.

Your bank will need 10 working days to set up the Direct Debit, so make sure that you select a regular payment date at least 10 working days after the date when you fill out the application.