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Pay your Council Tax

Council Tax is calculated on a daily basis and is payable over ten or twelve months starting on 1 April each year.

Each monthly instalment is due on the 1st of each month, unless you pay by Direct Debit. We offer a comprehensive range of payment methods.

If you need help with paying your Council Tax, please get in touch.

Manage your account

You can manage your council tax account online using the MyAccount self-service portal.

Direct Debit

To set up a Direct Debit you will need your Council Tax account number and your bank details.

Moving into a property? Do not use the form below to notify us about a change of address - please complete the relevant Change of Address form.

There are five payment dates to choose from: 1st, 8th, 15th, 25th or 28th of the month.

We offer the following guarantees:

  • we will advise you of the amounts taken on the date agreed before we take the first payment
  • if changes are required, you will be notified at least 14 days in advance
  • you can cancel at any time
  • if an error is made, your Bank/Building Society is responsible for giving you a full and immediate refund.

Pay with a credit or debit card

Alternatively you can pay by telephone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: call 0300 4560535 (calls are charged at the local rate).

Standing order or direct BACS payment

Payments must be made in strict accordance with instalment details. You are responsible for the administration of this payment method.

Allow seven working days for your payment to reach your Council Tax account.

Quote your eight digit Council Tax reference number when instructing your Bank or Building Society.

Payment should be made to:

North Hertfordshire District Council
Sort Code: 30-94-30
Account Number: 02264262
Lloyds Bank, 1 Bancroft, Hitchin, Herts, SG5 1JQ

Post Office or local shop

You can pay your bill at any Post Office or local shop displaying the Payzone or PayPoint symbol.

The Allpay App

You can download the Allpay payment app from the Apple App Store or Google Play and after a brief registration process, pay your bill at the touch of a button with internet access. All you need is the 19-digit bar code shown on your bill.

Cheque by post

Payment should be sent to:

North Hertfordshire District Council
PO Box 10613

Cheques should be made payable to: North Hertfordshire District Council

Please write your Council Tax reference on the reverse of the cheque.

We do not accept:

  • post-dated cheques
  • cheques from WeRe Bank
  • payments of cash in the post

When a payment counterfoil is attached to a notice, please ensure you use it when making payment by post.