Pay your Council Tax by Direct Debit

Direct Debit is the easiest way to pay your Council Tax, especially if you're worried about forgetting to pay.

Instead of making the payment directly yourself, Direct Debit means we will take the amount you owe us out of your bank account when it is due. You will also be protected by the Direct Debit Guarantee.

How to set up a Direct Debit

You can set up a Direct Debit with us by using our service on Council Tax Online.

Before you start, you will need to have your Council Tax reference number with you. You can find this in the top right corner of your bill.

We will also need to know the account number and sort code of your bank account. You must be named as the holder of the bank account to set up Direct Debit payments from it.

When your Direct Debit payments will be taken

Council Tax is usually split into 10 equal monthly payments. However, you can choose to spread these payments over 12 months instead when setting up your Direct Debit.  

Manage your Direct Debit payments online 

If you want to change or amend your Direct Debit, you will need to sign into your BRUM account and choose 'Council Tax Online'. 

If you do not have one, you can register for a BRUM account online.

Further information

If you want to find out more information about Direct Debit payments and how they work, visit the Direct Debit website.

Page last updated: 24 January 2024

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