Pay Council Tax or business rates

Pay by direct debit

Direct debit is the easiest way to pay your Council Tax or business rates. The scheme is fully guaranteed. Monthly payments begin on 1 April and are due on the first day of each subsequent month. Half yearly payments are due on 1 April and 1 September. Yearly payments are due on 1 April.

Set up or amend a direct debit

For Council Tax you can use our online system to set up a new direct debit instruction or amend an existing one.

You can also download a direct debit instruction form:

Council Tax Direct Debit Instruction Paper Form

Business Rates Direct Debit Instruction Paper Form

Have your bill to hand as you will need to know your account number. If your direct debit is submitted between 1 March and 1 April, it will not be set up in time to collect the 1 April instalment.  We will advise you of your revised payment plan in accordance with the direct debit guarantee.

Making payments

It is your responsibility to ensure the payment reaches us in time:

Read important information about making payments before continuing.