Ways to pay your Council Tax

The easiest way to pay your Council Tax is to register for an online Council Tax account and pay by Direct Debit.

Sign in and pay now

Don't have an online Council Tax account?

Paying Direct Debit

Most people pay their Council Tax using Direct Debit as it is easy, safe, and secure. You can choose to pay on the 1, 15 or 25 of each month. You can also choose to pay in 1 payment or 12 monthly instalments. 

To set up your Direct Debit, complete the Direct Debit application or email the Council Tax team at bexley.ctax@secure.capita.co.uk with your request. You can also amend the bank details or payment date on an existing Direct Debit.

Pay by Direct Debit

Other ways to pay

Online banking

You can pay your Council Tax by transferring the money to us from your bank or building society account.

To do this, you will need to log on to your online bank or building society account. To pay your council tax, you will need:

  • your Council Tax account number, shown on your bill
  • payment amount
  • our account name: London Borough of Bexley 
  • our sort code: 51 70 14
  • our account number: 21101183

The easiest way to pay your Council Tax and manage your payments is to register for an online Council Tax account and pay by Direct Debit.

Debit card payment

The easiest way to pay your Council Tax and manage your payments is to register for an online Council Tax account and pay by Direct Debit.

If you don't manage your Council Tax account and payments online, you can make a one-off payment using your debit card.

To do so, you will need:

  • Council Tax account number, shown on your bill
  • address and email details
  • payment amount

Pay by card

Telephone

Call our 24-hour automated line on 020 3045 5200 to pay your council tax by telephone.

You will need your:

  • Council Tax account number, shown on your bill
  • payment amount
  • debit card

Have a pen and paper with you to make a note of your payment reference number.

The easiest way to pay your Council Tax and manage your payments is to register for an online Council Tax account and pay by Direct Debit.

Visiting libraries

Opening times have recently changed at our libraries. This includes all libraries operating on a self-service basis on Saturday. Check the libraries below for current opening times and available services.

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

The easiest way to pay your Council Tax and manage your payments is to register for an online Council Tax account and pay by Direct Debit. 

Problems paying your Council Tax?

If you are on a low income and have problems paying your Council Tax, you can apply for the Council Tax Reduction Scheme.

Refunds

If you are due a refund and pay by Direct Debit, you will receive an automatic refund.

If you pay by cash or card, complete a refund request form.

Payments are made twice weekly by BACs and take three working days to transfer into a bank account.

Sending us documents

attach documents

If you need to send the Council Tax office documents or have written us a letter and cannot post it, you may upload the documents.