Paying your bill
You can pay your Council Tax bill by Direct Debit, pay online with your credit or debit card, pay by internet banking or use Paypoint outlets.
The cost of your bill is split into 10 monthly payments. You can extend this to 12 months, 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 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.
Have your Council Tax paid for a year!
If you pay by Direct Debit and have a MySouthwark account linked to your Council Tax account by 31 May 2018, you could win your Council Tax paid for a year
Credit or debit card
We accept most major credit and debit cards.
You’ll need the account number from your Council Tax bill.
BACS and Internet banking
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.
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.
From the 1st April 2019 we no longer issue swipe cards for you to make payment. You can now use the barcode on the front of your bill to pay at any PayPoint outlet or Post Office so please keep it safe. There is 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.
Page last updated: 06 March 2019