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How to pay your council tax


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Pay Online: You can pay your bill, with a credit or debit card, using our online payments service.
Self Service: View your council tax account details, see how much your next Council Tax instalment is and when it's due to be paid etc. using new Self Service Facility

Other payment methods:

Direct Debit: Simply complete the direct debit form and return it to us or call us on 01902 696664, having your sort code and account number ready.  You've got a choice of payment dates: 1st, 15th or 25th of each month.
Online payments: you can pay your Council Tax directly and securely using the 24 hour online facility.  Log on to our website: and have your Council Tax account number and debit / credit card details ready.
Internet banking: you can pay by Banks Automated Clearing System (BACS). BACS payments can be set up directly with your bank or through internet banking.  Payment must be made by the first day of each month.  When making BACS payments you will need to quote:

Your Council Tax Account Number: 1­­_______, Sort Code: 20-81-00 and account number 23733254.


Standing Order: If you want to pay by Standing Order then you need to quote the following details when you advise your bank:  South Staffordshire Council, Barclay's Bank, Sort Code: 20-81-00 Account Number: 23733254 and quoting the account reference shown on the front of your bill.

By Post: Do not enclose your bill with your payment, please retain for your records.
Don't send cash through the post - it's not secure and we won't issue you with a receipt.
Only post cheques or postal orders. It should be made payable to South Staffordshire District Council and sent to the address below. Please write your account reference and your name and address on the reverse of your cheque.
Credit or Debit Card: You can pay by credit or debit card either by visiting the council offices - or by calling us on 01902 696664.  You will need to quote your Council Tax Account Reference.
24 Hour Telephone Payment Facility
You can also pay using our dedicated automated payment line: (01902) 696678
Post Office Counters & Paypoint Outlets:  You must use the barcode on your most recent bill or reminder notice each time you use this service. Please note some outlets may only accept cash payments.


Other payments: all debit/credit card and cheque payments must be paid on or before the first day of each month. You can pay by Debit Card or Credit Card at the Council Offices.  Please note that cheque or cash payments are accepted through a deposit box facility.  You will not be given a receipt for your payment.  Cheques should be made payable to “South Staffordshire Council”.  You can also post your cheque to South Staffordshire Council at the address overleaf.  Please ensure that you write your account number, your name and the address of the property to which the payment relates on the back of your cheque.  Cheques must be posted so that they reach us before the instalment date.  Please allow at least five working days for your payment to reach us, and to be processed through the banking and council’s systems.  We do not issue receipts for payments sent by post.


Please do not include your bill with your payment as it will not be returned to you. 


Payments over 12 months

You can ask to pay your Council Tax over 12 months.  Please contact the office to request this.





Council Tax Enquiries                               
Telephone: (01902) 696664
Fax: (01902) 696630
Revenues & Benefits  
South Staffordshire Council
Wolverhampton Road
South Staffordshire


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