Coronavirus - payment of council tax

Council tax helps pay for essential services that are delivered to all residents in the county borough.

With this in mind, we are asking you to pay your monthly council tax instalments as shown on your bill.  If you have not yet paid the amount(s) due on this year’s bill, please bring your payments up-to-date. You may also have a balance to pay from before 1 April 2021 which needs to be paid.

We are now following our usual recovery procedures.  We look forward to receiving your payment.  If you cannot pay the whole amount, please email or call us so that we can try and help you.

How to pay

If you normally make your payments in person at one of our cash offices, please note the cash offices are currently closed due to the Coronavirus situation. There are many other ways you can pay. These include direct debit, online payments, using a Post Office card and our telephone payment line which is 01443 863366.  Visit our Pay your council tax section for full details.

Free advice and other support available 

We understand that some council tax payers may be facing financial difficulties as a result of the Coronavirus. Please contact us by emailing or you can call us on 01443 863002 if that’s easier.

Due to Coronavirus restrictions, please be aware that staff may be working from home; this means it may take longer for us to respond. If the lines are busy, we may have to call you back; it may not be the same day but please don’t worry, we will return your call. Thank you for your patience.  We may ask for details of your income and expenditure to help us agree an acceptable payment arrangement with you.

The following support is also available:

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