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Advice, Benefits and Council Tax

Pay your Council Tax bill

It is important that you pay your bills on the dates specified on your bill.

Why pay by Direct Debit?

Paying by direct debit is the quickest and easiest way to pay your bill.

How do I set up a Direct Debit?

Note: you do not need to do anything if you have already set up a Direct Debit, your new bill will list the payment instalment amounts and the date they will be taken.

Setting up a direct debit is easy. You will need:

  • Council Reference number (from your bill or invoice)
  • Bank or Building Society name
  • Account number
  • Sort code
  • Branch address

Decide beforehand:

  1. how many months you want to pay over:
    • 10 (April to January)
    • 12 (April to March)
  2. which day of the month you wish the payment to be taken:
    • 5th
    • 10th
    • 15th

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Get your bill by email

If you pay by Direct Debit, you can get your Council Tax bill by email if you wish. You can sign up for Direct Debit and e-bills at the same time via the Direct Debit form. If you already pay by Direct Debit, you can sign up for e-bills separately.

Can I change my Direct Debit payment date?

You can change your payment date by filling in the Direct Debit form.

What should I do if my bank account has changed and I pay by Direct Debit?

If your bank account details have changed, you can fill in the Direct Debit form to let us know.

For Council Tax Payers

If you want to set up a Direct Debit for Council Tax and the name on your Council Tax bill does not match the name on the bank account from which payments are to be taken, PDF print off a form (26kb) to complete and return.

Pay by Debit Card

We accept Switch/Maestro, Solo, Visa and Delta Debit card payments.

You will need:

  • your Council reference number
  • your debit card details

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Or telephone 0345 145 0071

Pay by Direct Banking

Contact your bank for information on:

  • Internet banking
  • telephone banking
  • standing orders

You will need the Council’s bank details

  • Sort Code 56-00-36
  • Bank Account Number 00143790
  • Bank Account Name Bradford Council Credit Transfer Account

Remember to quote the reference number of the account that you are paying.

Pay in person

You can pay in Person at any PayPoint location:

  • Take your bill or invoice to any PayPoint.
  • Pay up to £200 in each transaction. You can pay more than £200 at a time but PayPoint does this in more than one transaction and you will have more than one receipt.

Can I pay my Council Tax bill weekly instead of monthly?

You can ask to pay weekly or fortnightly, but we will divide up your payments so that you pay the equivalent of a monthly instalment before the due date.

Can I get a copy of my Council Tax bill?

You can request a copy of your Council Tax bill online.

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