Ways to pay your Council Tax
Last updated 26 October 2022
By Direct Debit
Direct Debit is the easiest way to pay. It's simple, quick and safe and you do not need to remember to pay. You can spread your payments over the year with a choice of 3 payment dates on the 1st, 15th or 25th of the month.
You can also use the form to:
- tell us about a change to the Bank or Building Society account that you want to make payments from
- make a change to your Direct Debit payment date
You must continue to pay your Council Tax bill while you're waiting for any changes to be made. When your request has been agreed, we'll send you a new Council Tax bill confirming your Direct Debit payments.
Online to make a one off payment
You'll need your Council Tax reference number and a debit or credit card.
Through your bank
Make your payment to Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council. If you pay online you must quote your Council Tax reference number.
Bank: Barclays Bank Plc
Sort code: 20-05-25
Account number: 10840181
You should allow up to 5 working days for the payment to reach your Council Tax account.
Payments can be made over the telephone by debit and credit card. This is an automated service available 24 hours a day. Please call 0300 456 0487.
- the amount you want to pay
- your debit or credit card details
- your Council Tax reference number which is 10 characters long and begins with '50'
At a Post Office or PayPoint outlet
Take your Council Tax bill with you and use the barcode on the front to make your payment by cash or by debit card, if the outlet accepts them. Please keep the payment receipt with your reference on it, as well as any till receipt as they're proof of your payment. It can take up to 5 working days for us to receive your payment.
Over 12 months
If you receive your annual bill in March, you can request to pay Council Tax over 12 monthly instalments. We'll send you a new bill showing your new payments and when they're due.
Note: if you receive your bill at any other time of the year, the number of instalments will be less than 12.