Pay your council tax

Direct debit

You can set up a direct debit online if you've a bank or building society account in your name, you're authorised to do so online and don't need another signature to authorise a payment from this account. 

Set up a direct debit on Self Service

However if you've a joint account and need another signature to authorise a payment you'll need to fill out the direct debit form below (or the form included with your bill).

Download Set up a direct debit [PDF, 71KB]

We offer a weekly or monthly direct debit. Weekly direct debits are collected each Friday and monthly direct debits are set for the 1st or the 15th of each month by either 10 or 12 instalments.

Send completed forms to Revenues and Benefits, Plymouth City Council, PO Box 293, Plymouth PL5 9BZ or drop into our 1st Stop shop.

Online

Pay your council tax bill

Internet, telephone banking and standing orders

Our bank details are:

  • Barclays Bank sort code: 20-30-47
  • Barclays Bank account number: 43667596
  • Account name: Plymouth City Council - Council Tax

Please quote the eight digit council tax reference number from your bill.

Download Set up a standing order [PDF, 96KB]

Cheques, postal orders and money orders

Cheques, postal orders and money orders should be crossed and made payable to Plymouth City Council (we can't accept post-dated cheques) and sent to Revenues and Benefits, Plymouth City Council, PO Box 293, Plymouth PL5 9BZ.

Please write the eight digit payment reference number from your bill on the back of your cheques. If you need a receipt you must send a stamped addressed envelope.

Automated telephone line

Contact us on 01752 262243 (automated telephone line 24 hours a day) to make a payment. You can use your debit or credit card to make a payment and please ensure you have your eight digit council tax payment reference number.

In person

You can use the barcode on the front of your council tax bill (in the top right hand corner) to pay at:

  • the 1st Stop shop using the self-service kiosk
  • a Post Office
  • a PayPoint (cash only)

Email revenues@plymouth.gov.uk or call 01752 668000 if you've any questions on how to pay your council tax.