Ways to pay your Council Tax

By Direct Debit

Direct Debit is the easiest way to pay. It's simple, quick and safe and you don't need to remember to pay. You can spread your payments over the year with a choice of three payment dates on the 1st, 15th and 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.

Set up a Direct Debit


Online to make a one off payment

You'll need your Council Tax reference number and a debit or credit card.

Pay your Council Tax online


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.


By telephone

Payments can 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'll need:

  • 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 free of charge. You should allow up to 5 working days for the payment to reach your Council Tax account.


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 your receive your bill at any other time of the year, the number of instalments will be less than 12.

Pay your Council Tax over 12 months