Stockport Council offers various methods to pay your Council Tax. The preferred method of payment is Direct Debit.
Direct Debit has never been easier
You can pay your Council Tax each month and let your bank do the work for you. We can now offer you a choice of three payment dates: 1st, 15th and 25th.
It's really simple to set up. Call us on 0161 217 6014 or complete and return the Direct Debit form (PDF 117Kb).
Once your Direct Debit is set up there is no need to adjust/cancel your instruction. We will always inform you in advance of any change to your payments.
Pay over 12 months
From 1st April 2013, you have the right to choose to pay your Council Tax bill in 12 instalments.
If you would like to pay your bill over 12 months instead of 10, please use our new Pay over 12 months online form.
Providing you do this before 1st March 2013, we can make sure this arrangement is included on your bill for the new financial year 2013-2014
Any requests made after the annual bills have been issued will include instalments that are apportioned to equal the number of whole months left in the financial year.
With the online payments service you can pay your council bills with any of the following types of credit/debit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, Solo, Visa Electron, Delta).
24 hour Telephone Payments
Payments can now be made over the telephone by debit and credit card. This is an automated service available 24 hours a day. Please call 0161 474 4050. You will need your card and your Council Tax account number to hand.
By cash at the self-service payment machines located at the Stockport Direct Centre, Fred Perry House, Edward Street, Stockport.
Cheques can be left in a secure box and should be made payable to Stockport Council and must not be post-dated. Your name, address and account number should be written on the back of the cheque. Please enclose a stamped self addressed envelope if you want a receipt.
Opening hours are 8.30am–5.00pm Monday to Friday.
Paying through your bank
The Council's bank details for receiving payment are:
Barclays Bank Plc, Sort Code 20-82-13, Account Number 10840181
Please allow 5 days for your payment to reach your account.
PayPoint or Payzone outlets
If you already have a payment card you can continue to use it to make payments, however, please note if your card is lost or damaged it will not be replaced. Take your bill with you and use the barcode on the front to make payments by cash (or debit /credit card if the outlet accepts these). Payments will take 4 to 5 working days to reach your account.
At the Post Office
Take your bill to any Post Office and use the barcode on the front of the bill to make payments. There is no charge for this service. Payments will take 4 to 5 working days to reach your account.
Pay by cheque through the post. Cheques should be made payable to Stockport Council and sent to: Stockport Council, Payments, PO Box 4, Stockport, SK1 3FN.
Write your name, address and account number on the back of the cheque. Cheques must not be post-dated. Please enclose a stamped self addressed envelope if you want a receipt.
On a range of dates
If you would like to pay by any of the above methods annually (on the 15th April) or bi-annually (on the 15th April and 15th August), please contact the office and this can be arranged for you. If you would like to pay weekly or fortnightly, please contact the office and this can also be arranged for you.
Please allow at least five working days for payments to reach your account.