Ways to pay your council tax bill

Telephone payments

You can pay your council tax using your debit or credit card free of charge. This service is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

You will need to have your 12 digit council tax reference number, which is on your bill.

Please call 0191 278 7878 to make your payment.

  • When phoning to make a payment you should ask for "payments".
  • When asked please state the payment you would like to make is "council tax".
  • Follow the instructions.
  • Please keep a note of your receipt number to refer to the payment made.