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Advice, Benefits and Council Tax

Payments, arrangements and balances

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

Pay your bill by Direct Debit

Direct Debit is the quickest and easiest way to pay your bill.

You can pay over 10 months (April to January) or 12 months (April to March). You can also choose which date of the month you pay (5th, 10th or 15th)

Setting up a Direct Debit is easy. Make sure you have your:

  • Council Reference number (from your bill or invoice)
  • Bank or Building Society details

Set up or change a Direct Debit nowSet up a Direct Debit now

Get your bill by email

If you pay by Direct Debit, you can get your bill by email. You can sign up for e-bills here.

I already pay by Direct Debit, but want to change the payment date or bank account details

You can change your Direct Debit payment dates or bank account details using our online form:

Set up or change a Direct Debit nowChange your Direct Debit now

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.

Direct Debit - the name on the bill and the bank / building society account are different

If you want to pay by Direct Debit 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.

Pay your bill by Debit cardPay your bill by Debit Card now

Pay by direct banking

You need to ask your bank to set this up for you, quoting your Council Tax account number. 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

International banking

If you live outside of the UK and need to pay Council Tax on a property in the Bradford District you will need to quote your Council Tax reference number and this IBAN reference number to your bank: GB13NWBK56003600143790.

Pay in person

  • 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.

Check your Council Tax balance

To check your Council Tax balance and account online, you can now sign up to our MyInfo service.

Check your Council tax balance on your MyInfo accountCheck your Council Tax balance on your MyInfo account

Can I get a copy of my Council Tax bill?

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

I don't pay by Direct Debit but want to change my payment date

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

Change your Council Tax payment dateChange your payment date (for non-Direct Debit payers)

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