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Pay your council tax

Find out about how to pay your council tax, and what happens if you don't pay.

Please note all payments are due by the first of the month unless you choose to pay by direct debit.

Direct debit

If you have a bank or building society account, direct debit is the easiest and safest way to pay.

You can choose to pay on the first, 18th or 28th of the month, or each Friday.

You can set up a direct debit online or call 020 8690 9666.

SMS text payment service

We have an SMS text payment service you can use to pay council tax.

Get help registering or view our frequently asked questions.

Paying online

Our secure online form is available 24 hours a day. You will be taken to our secure site, where you will be asked for your card details.

This system validates your account details before your payment is completed, ensuring that your payment is allocated swiftly.

If you provide your email address we will send you an automated receipt or your payment.

Paying by phone

You can pay your council tax by debit or credit card by using our direct telephone line 020 8690 8707.

Other ways to pay

Bank transfer

Our account details are:

Co-operative Bank, PLC
Lewisham Branch, Heaton House
151–155 Lewisham High Street
London, SE13 6AA

Sort code 08-90-29

Account number: 61073843

Please quote your council tax account number when paying by this method.

Post office

  • cash: you will need your bill with a barcode on it.
  • cheque: make cheques payable to Post Office Ltd.

Find your nearest post office.

PayPoint

  • Pay in shops or garages where you see the PayPoint sign. You will need your bill with a barcode on it.

Find your nearest PayPoint agent.

Overpayment

If you have overpaid your council tax you can claim a refund.

​Credit card surcharge

If you pay by credit card, you will pay a surcharge of 1.9 per cent of the transaction value. Debit card payments do not incur a surcharge.

Contact

Council tax
Address
Council Tax Team
Po Box 58993
, Bromley Road
SE6 9GZ
Tel:
020 8690 9666

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Register to manage your council tax account

Text payment service

07786 201093