Paying your bill

There are a number of ways that you can pay your Council Tax bill.

You can set up a Direct Debit, pay your bill online with your credit or debit card, pay by internet banking or use Paypoint outlets.

Pay your Council Tax now

The cost of your bill is split into 10 monthly payments.  You can extend this to 12 months if that makes it easier for you to manage, but you must contact us before 1 February to get 12 instalments on your next bill.

You can also change the day you pay your Council Tax instalments, choosing from the 1st, 8th, 15th, 20th or 25th of the month.

How to make your monthly Council Tax payments

Direct Debit

Direct Debit is the simplest and most convenient way to pay.

Sign up to pay your Council Tax bill by Direct Debit and you can choose which day of the month to pay.

Credit or debit card

You can pay your Council Tax bill online or pay by phone on 0845 600 0611 (find out about call charges).

We accept most major credit and debit cards.

You’ll need the account number from your Council Tax bill.

BACS and Internet banking

To use this method, please quote the council's sort code 62-24-00 and account number 96828803, together with your Council Tax account number when making a payment.

Overseas accounts

If you wish to make a payment from an overseas account, you'll need to quote different bank details. 

Southwark's Bank Identifier Code (BIC) : NWBK GB 2L

Bank Account Number (IBAN):GB57 NWBK 5150 0396 8288 03.

You'll need to quote your Council Tax account number when making a payment.


Cheques must be made payable to Southwark council and crossed 'account payee'. Cheque payments are due on or before the 15th of the month, unless you've chosen a different payment date.

Send cheques to:

Southwark council, Income Collection Business Unit, PO BOX 11767, London SE16 2BS

Please don't send any other correspondence to this address.  

Paypoint outlets

You can request a payment card to pay your Council Tax at any Paypoint outlet. 

There’s no charge to pay like this.

If you’ve made a payment that isn’t showing on your Council Tax account

You can tell us about a missing Council Tax payment. You’ll need to provide proof.

Last updated: 23 November 2016