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We collect council tax from residents across the borough, this also includes collecting on behalf of Leicestershire County Council, Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service and Leicestershire Police and local town and parish councils.

You can pay your council tax in a number of ways:

  • in 10 monthly instalments, normally April to January
  • one annual payment
  • in two, half yearly instalments (one in April and one in October)

You may also apply in writing to pay over 12 instalments (For applications received after April 15, the number of instalments will equal the number of full months left in the financial year. For example, if you apply in July, your payments over the next nine months will be higher.)


How to pay

You can pay by:

DIRECT DEBIT from a bank account - the Council's preferred method of payment.

IN PERSON by presenting your bar-coded invoice at any Post Office or PayPoint outlet, along with your payment. Cash payments can be made for free at all PayPoint outlets and at the Post Office you can pay by cash, cheque or debit card for free.

BY TELEPHONE – call 01509 634555.

ONLINE using a debit or credit card.


Our payment details

For any tele/internet banking you will need the following information:

Sort Code: 40-30-24

Account Number: 61820559

You will need to enter the account number shown on your bill or notice which should start with '78'. Please allow up to 10 working days for your payments to reach us.

For information on exemptions, discounts, bands and more please see the list on the right of this page (or below if on mobile).

Council Tax and benefit services are administered on behalf of the council by Capita.

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