Council tax - annual notification

Council Tax is billed annually, usually collected in 10 monthly instalments due on 1st of each month from April to January. However, if you pay by Direct Debit you can chose to

  • pay weekly
  • fortnightly
  • four weekly
  • monthly.

Monthly Direct Debit payments can be made

  • over 10 months on 1st or 17th of the month (May to February) or
  • over 12 months on 1st, 17th or 28th of every month.

You can, if you wish, increase your Council Tax payments each month, pay before the date you are due, or even pay all of your Council tax at once. You must make sufficient payments to cover the instalments billed by the date they are due.

Depending on your circumstances, you may be entitled to Council Tax Reduction. This helps people on a low income pay their Council Tax bill. Council Tax Reduction does not cover any water or waste water charges which you are due to pay along with your Council Tax.

If you don't make full payment, and you don’t contact us, we will have to take court action with a 10% statutory penalty added.

If you have a problem paying your bill, please contact us without delay so we can help you avoid formal recovery action.