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Ways to Pay Your Council Tax

Ways to Pay Your Council Tax

Direct Debit

Council Tax is payable over 10 instalments in a full financial year, normally payable from April to January. Arrangements can be made to pay by one annual instalment, two half-yearly instalments or monthly by direct debit.  You may also apply in writing to pay in 12 instalments in a full financial year.

To set up a Direct Debit to pay your Council Tax (or to change existing bank details), you may contact the Council Tax team on 0845 6091258. Make sure you have your (new) bank account details (name, sort code and account number) with you and that you are a sole signatory on the account. Alternately complete a Direct Debit instruction, either the one enclosed with your bill or by clicking on the link below to print a copy. Send the completed form to the Council Tax team. Once the Direct Debit has been added to your account you will receive a new Council Tax bill showing the change in your method of payment and / or bank details.

Council Tax Direct Debit Instruction (Word Document, 0.12 Mb)


Call 01509 634555


Find out more about the On-line Payments Service or

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Send a cheque or postal order to the following address:

Charnwood Borough Council
Financial Services
LE11 2TX

Cheques should be made payable to 'Charnwood Borough Council'. Please write your account number, as shown on your bill or notice, on the back of your cheque or postal order. Receipts are only issued if requested. Please do not send cash through the post.


To make a payment using any of the telephone, TV, Computer or other remote banking services offered by your Bank or Building Society, please quote the following:

Sort Code 40-30-24
Account Number: 61820559

Followed by the account number shown on your bill or notice which should be pre-fixed with 78. It is most important to make sure that this number is quoted or we may experience difficulty in crediting your account. Please allow up to ten working days for your payments to reach us.


In person by presenting the 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, at Post Offices you can pay by cash, cheque or Debit Card for free.

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