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Make a Council Tax Payment

Paying by Direct Debit is the easiest and most convenient way to pay your Council Tax in instalments. There are many other payment options available too.

Council Tax Payment Options

Payment OptionInstructions

Direct Debit

Council Tax payment by Direct Debit gives you:

  • A choice either annual, twice yearly, 10 monthly or 12 monthly Direct Debit instalments
  • A choice of four dates for monthly instalments - choose to pay on the 6th, 14th, 22nd or 28th of each month.
  • Control - you can cancel the Direct Debit instruction at any time.

To set up a Council Tax Direct Debit

PLEASE NOTE: At present this application form does not work when viewed using the new Microsoft Edge web browser supplied with Windows 10. We are working to fix this, but in the meantime please use an alternative web browser.

If you wish to change or cancel Direct Debit arrangement please Contact Us.

Instalments

You can apply to pay your Council Tax Bill over 12 monthly instalments on 6th of each month.

If you wish to change or cancel your Instalment arrangement please Contact Us.

Online Payment

Online Council Tax payments can be made using a Debit or Credit card.

You will be asked for your Council Tax reference number which you will find on your Council Tax bill.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware...

  • There is a 1.5% surcharge for all Credit Card transactions.
  • There is no surcharge for Debit Card transactions.

Online payments made on weekdays will be posted to your Council Tax account within 24 hours. Online payments made on Friday evenings, weekends and bank holidays will take longer.

To make a Council Tax online payment

Pay by Phone

Telephone payments can be made using a Debit or Credit card.

You will be asked for your Council Tax reference number which you can find on your Council Tax bill.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware...

  • There is a 1.5% surcharge for all Credit Card transactions.
  • There is no surcharge for Debit Card transactions.

Telephone payments made on weekdays will be posted to your Council Tax account within 24 hours. Online payments made on Friday evenings, weekends and bank holidays will take longer.

To make a Council Tax telephone payment

  • Phone - 0330 0884 754

Cash or Card Payment

Make a Council Tax payment at the Basildon Centre

Pay your Council tax using one of our self service automated payment machines in the Basildon Centre Reception area.

Our self service automated payment machines accept cash or a Debit or Credit card.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware...

  • There is a 1.5% surcharge for all Credit Card transactions.
  • There is no surcharge for Debit Card transactions.

The automated payment machine will ask for your Council Tax reference number which you will find on your Council Tax bill.

For Basildon Centre opening hours and directions, see Visiting The Basildon Centre.

Post Office or PayPoint Payment

Make a Council Tax payment at any Post Office or PayPoint outlet

Take your Council Tax bill to any Post Office or PayPoint outlet.

Your Council Tax bill includes a barcode which can be used to make a Council Tax payment at any Post Office or PayPoint outlet.

Find your nearest:

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