How to pay your Council Tax

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You can now choose to pay your Council Tax by 12 monthly instalments

Further information is available here.

By direct debit

Direct Debit is the easiest, most convenient and cost effective way to pay your Council Tax. If you wish to pay by direct debit, please complete our:

online direct debit mandate.

If you would prefer to complete a paper copy of the direct debit mandate a printable copy is available to download from the link below. Please complete and return the direct debit mandate to: 

The Revenues Service St Albans District Council
The Civic Offices St Peter's Street
St Albans
Herts AL1 3JE

Pay online

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Please note that if you pay by credit card a 2% surcharge is added to cover administration costs. There is no surcharge for debit card payments.

Telephone Payment Line

We operate an automated telephone payment line which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for debit and credit card payments up to a value of £4,000. Please note that a 2% transaction fee will be added for credit card payments.

The automated telephone line number is (0161) 7853880.

Standing Order

If you wish to pay your Council Tax by standing order you must instruct your Bank to make the payments to us. In addition to your Council Tax reference number, you will need our bank account details which are as follows: 

Bank Account Number: 01403818  Sort Code: 40 40 01

Post Office & Payzone Outlets

You can pay your Council Tax by cash, debit card, cheque or postal order at any Post Office or any shop displaying a payzone sign with one of our payment cards. If you do not have a payment card please call us on 01727 819204/819205 and we will arrange to send one to you.

Please note that there is a maximum limit of £300 for payments made at any payzone outlet.

Payments by debit card, credit card, cheque and postal order can be made at the Council Offices during normal working hours.

In this section

Citizens Access

A new Online Council Tax Service for Residents

Pay your Council Tax bill by 12 monthly instalments

Pay your Council Tax bill by 12 monthly instalments

Your Council Tax bill

The annual Council Tax bills for the financial year 2014/2015 will be sent to our residents on 13 March 2014.

Change of address/Tenancy Information

Reporting a change of address from residents or tenancy information from owners/landlords or Managing agents

Empty Properties

Information on empty properties

Council Tax discounts

You may be able to claim a single person discount

Council Tax exemptions

Some homes (occupied or unoccupied) may be exempt from Council Tax under certain circumstances.

Houses on money Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction

Advice, information and online application form. Before you make an application it would be helpful if you had your National Insurance number and most recent Council Tax Bill to hand.

Appeal against Council Tax band

How to appeal if you think your home is in the wrong band

Frequently asked questions

about Council Tax