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

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

However if you have issues setting up a Direct Debit online, you can fill out a paper Direct Debit form below (or the form included with your bill).

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

 Direct Debit printable form [PDF, 116KB]



Pay your council tax bill

Internet, telephone banking and standing orders

Our bank details are:

  • Barclays Bank sort code: 20-30-54
  • Barclays Bank account number: 43667596
  • Account name: Plymouth City Council - Council Tax

You must quote the eight digit council tax reference number from your bill (beginning with a 4).

 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 0300 4560519 (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:

  • a Post Office
  • a PayPoint (cash only)

Submit a general enquiry if you have any questions on how to pay your council tax.

Submit a General Enquiry