Cheltenham Borough Council
Cheltenham Borough Council

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How to pay your council tax

Methods of payment

Council tax is normally payable in ten monthly instalments starting in April each year - the monthly instalment amounts are shown on your bill.

If you are experiencing difficulty in paying, it is important that you contact us quickly so we can help you.

Pay by direct debit

The easiest way to pay is to set up a monthly direct debit. Please complete, sign and return the direct debit mandate on the reverse of your council tax bill. Alternatively you can contact us with your bank details and we can set up your direct debit over the telephone.

If you pay by direct debit, you can choose a payment date of either the 1st, 15th, 28th or last day of the month.

Register for e-billing to receive your next council tax bill by email if you pay by direct debit.

Please use the links below for details of different ways to pay.

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