If you have been adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and are concerned that you or a jointly liable member of your household are now in financial distress and are anxious about paying your Council Tax bill, the Council Tax team will endeavour to make the appropriate adjustments on your Council Tax Account to assist you at this time. If you are self-employed, we may be able to amend your current payment plan to give you additional time before payments become due in order for you to claim the relevant government grant. Please use the Council Tax document form to send us details of your situation and provide any additional proof (email/letter from your employer regarding a reduction in pay, confirmation of your self-employed status or zero-hours contract etc).

Ways to pay

You must pay your Council Tax by the first of each month. If you are on a low income and having problems paying your Council Tax, you can apply for the Council Tax Reduction Scheme.

Direct Debit logo

If you would like to pay in 1 payment or 12 monthly payments, please complete a direct debit application or email the Council Tax team with your request at bexley.ctax@secure.capita.co.uk.

Payment methods

Direct Debit

It is secure and the easiest way to pay, once set up you don’t need to worry about making payments.

You can also amend the bank details or payment date on an existing Direct Debit.

Set up or change a Direct Debit

Paying by debit card

You can pay your Council Tax with a valid debit card.

Make an online payment


Via telephone, call 020 3045 5200.


You can pay your Council Tax with a valid debit card at the following Bexley Libraries:

Internet banking

You will need the Council’s bank details:

  • Sort code 51-70-14
  • Account number 21101183
  • your Council Tax reference number, this can be found on your bill

The Council Tax Budget information for 2020/21 can be viewed at Council Tax 2020 to 2021 (PDF, 2.2MB) and the explanatory notes at Council Tax demand notice explanatory notes.