How to pay
For all methods of payment, other than direct debit your council tax is due on the 1st of each month. The council tax year runs from 1st April to 31st March of the next year.
An annual council tax bill can be paid over:
- 10 instalments. Your bill will be divided in to 10 equal instalments (your first instalment may vary by a small amount) and you will get a “payment holiday” in February and March.
- 12 instalments. Your bill will be divided in to 12 equal instalments (the first instalment may vary slightly), so the total amount you pay will be the same but your monthly instalment will be lower. You will not have a February / March “payment holiday”. If you wish to pay over 12 instalments please complete the following online form: Application to pay by additional instalments
- 2 instalments - to be received by 1st May and 1st September.
- 1 instalment - payment in full by 1st May.
Information on the different ways that you can pay your council tax is provided in this section.