Direct Debit

Direct Debit is the simplest, safest, most secure and reliable way to pay your council tax. Paying by Direct Debit allows you to:

  • select a convenient payment date.
  • spread your payments.
  • never miss a payment, as payment is automatically taken from your bank account when your bill is due.
  • save time queueing at the bank or writing cheques.

Paying by Direct Debit gives you a choice of 28 payment dates. You can choose to pay weekly, fortnightly or monthly. You can also request to spread your payments over 12 months by selecting the payment date and the number of months you want to pay over from the drop down box within the form below.

If you already pay by Direct Debit, you can change your arrangement and your bank details.

You’ll need:

  • Your council tax reference number (this is shown on your bill)
  • Your bank account number and sort code

Once you're set up to pay by direct debit, you don't need to cancel it before you receive your next bill. Your Direct Debit will automatically change in line with any changes to your bill.

Apply here to pay by Direct Debit

If you are not the account holder or you are setting up a Direct Debit for a company this cannot be done online. Please download a Direct Debit form (pdf, 94kb).

You can complete it digitally or you can print the form and upload your document online by clicking on the link below:

Upload evidence or documents

Alternatively, you can print and complete the form manually and return it through the post following the instructions on the form.