Council Tax is a tax on domestic properties, which helps to pay for local services. Information on your council tax can be found in the following document, Council Tax 2018 to 2019 (PDF, 5MB).

Set up a Council Tax account and manage your account.

In order to connect with our customers who fall behind with their Council Tax payments, the Council has now adopted a new approach, where customers will receive an automated phone call to advise that a payment for their Council Tax is overdue. If no answer is received, or the phone call is terminated before the message has been delivered, then a text or email will be sent advising how to pay, if we have the appropriate details.

Payment can be made online or via the touch tone payment line of 020 3045 5200. If you receive a text or email you can use the web form link to make a payment.

Alternatively, you can sign up to direct debit, 75% of our customers now pay using this method. 

  • direct debit - is the easiest way to pay your Council Tax
  • debit card – pay your Council Tax by using our pay your Council Tax form
  • telephone -  pay via touch tone telephone, telephone 020 3045 5200
  • libraries - pay at any Bexley library in the borough by debit card
  • standing order - pay by setting up a standing order with your bank by quoting your Council Tax reference number and the following Council bank details:
    • Sort code 51-70-14
    • Account number 21101183

Different properties have different Council Tax property bands, check your Council Tax band.

The London Borough of Bexley Council Tax bands 2018 to 2019
Band Property valuation Annual Council Tax
A Up to and including £40,000 £1,058.69
B £40,001 to £52,000 £1,235.16
C £52,001 to £68,000 £1,411.60
D £68,001 to £88,000 £1,588.04
E £88,001 to £120,000 £1,940.92
F £120,001 to £160,000 £2,293.85
G £160,001 to £320,000 £2,646.75
H More than £320,000 £3,176.08

If you think your Council Tax band is wrong please visit Challenge your Council Tax band.

If you believe that you have overpaid for your Council Tax and may be entitled to a refund, tell us by using our application for a Council Tax refund form.

If you live in a property on your own, you may be entitled to a Single Person discount, tell us by using our Single Person Discount form.

If you receive a Single Person Discount, please complete the Single Person Discount Review form.

To see whether you are entitled to any other discounts or exemptions, use our Council Tax Discount forms.

If you would like to set up a payment arrangement for your Council Tax, use our Council Tax Payment Arrangement Request form.

If you are on a low income and need financial support in paying your Council Tax, you can claim assistance via the Council Tax Reduction Scheme.

There are different organisations that you can speak to for advice if you are experiencing financial difficulties. Some of these are:

If a Council Tax payer has died, and you need to cancel their Council Tax payments notify the Tell Us Once service, this is a service that will let you report the information.

We may share your information with other Council departments and government agencies to prevent and / or detect fraud and for the purposes of debt recovery.

For any queries contact us by:

  • email:
  • telephone: 0345 302 2317 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
  • write to: Bexley Council Tax
    PO Box 367
    Kent DA8 1UA
  • visit: You will need to make an appointment by phone if you wish to speak to someone at Erith Town Hall