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Council Tax - How To Pay

    Your bill is issued with 10 or 12 monthly instalments, as you prefer. Details of how to pay are shown on your Council Tax Bill.

    Please note that the Civic Centre does not offer a cash receipting service, please make your payment using one of the other methods detailed below.

    By Direct Debit

    Direct Debit is recommended to all our customers, as this is the most efficient method of payment. Instalments are automatically collected from your Bank or Building Society as they fall due so there is no paperwork to bother with once it is set up. You will always be informed well in advance of your monthly instalments giving you time to query them if necessary.

    The Council offers a choice of dates for Direct Debit: 3rd, 4th, 10th, 17th, 20th, 24th or 28th of the month.

    To set up a Direct Debit over the telephone, or request a form to be sent out to you, please call the Council Tax helpline on 01785 619279, or email revenues@staffordbc.gov.uk

    Credit And Debit Cards

    You can pay either over the Internet using our online payments facility or by telephoning our automated telephone payment line on 08455 053 729 or 0161 621 4111.

    You will need your Account Reference Number, your card details and the amount you wish to pay.

    Payments may take up to 2 working days to be credited your Council Tax account.

    Please note there is a minimum transaction amount of £10.00. There is no charge for this service if you are paying by Debit Card or Credit Card

    Through your Bank or Building Society

    Please quote your Account Reference Number, the Council's Account Number 10841706 Barclays Bank plc, Stafford, Sort Code 20-81-18.

    Please note payments may take up to 10 working days to credit your Council Tax account.

    At a Post Office or Payzone Outlet

    A payment card will be needed and may be ordered by calling the Council Tax helpline on 01785 619279 or you can request a card by e-mail revenues@staffordbc.gov.uk.

    These cards allow payment to be made at any Payzone facility. 

    To locate your nearest Payzone Facility, simply follow this link.

     

     

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