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Council Tax - How to Pay

Stockport Council offers various methods to pay your Council Tax.

The preferred method of payment is Direct Debit.

Direct Debit

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.

Direct Debit has never been easier. It’s really simple to set up, the quickest and easiest way is to apply online for a Direct Debit to be set up.

You can also use our online form to tell us about a change to the Bank or Building Society account that you want to make payments from.

Please have your Bank/Building Society account number and sort code available to set up your payments.

We will send you a new Council Tax bill once we have set up your Direct Debit so please continue to make payments as instructed on your bill until then.

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 and your Direct Debit will automatically continue when your new annual bill is issued.

Pay over 12 months

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, we can make sure this arrangement is included on your bill for the new financial year.

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.

Pay online

You can pay your council bills online 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.

Paying online through your bank

The Council's bank details for receiving payment are:

Barclays Bank Plc, Sort Code 20-82-13, Account Number 10840181

Pay at a Post Office or a PayPoint/Payzone outlet

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). You should allow up to 5 working days to reach your account.

By Post

Pay by cheque through the post. Cheques should be made payable to Stockport Council and sent to Technical & Exchequer Services, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council, Town Hall, Stockport, SK1 3XE.

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.