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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.

Direct Debit

The easiest and most cost effective way of paying your Council Tax is by Direct Debit. 

To set this up 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).

Post Office (swipe card)

Payments can be made at any Post Office. Cash, cheques and credit or debit cards can be used. Please contact us to request a swipe card.

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

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.

Help with paying Council Tax

If you're struggling to pay your Council Tax, get in touch with us as soon as possible to see how we can help.