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How to Pay

How to pay Council Tax

Payment by Direct Debit

If you'd like to pay your Council Tax by Direct Debit, you can set this up online. A help guide is available which shows you how to set up a Direct Debit.

Middlesbrough Council has a flexible approach to Direct Debits and offers a range of payment dates to suit individual circumstances.

Online payment - available 24 hours

You can pay your Council Tax online.

Payment by telephone - available 24 hours

If you want to pay your Council Tax by phone please call 01642 726726 at any time and have the following details ready:

  • Your 5 digit invoice number or Council Tax account number
  • Your debit or credit card details
  • The amount you want to pay

Please note, you must remember to keep the unique reference number given to you when you make your Council Tax payment. If your account number ends in 'X', please replace 'X' with the * button on your telephone keypad when entering your account number.

Payment by standing order

The details you'll need to set up a standing order are:

Account: Middlesbrough Council Income Account

Sort code: 54-10-04

Account number: 94586489

You'll also need your Fund Reference, which is your 'Account No.' (found on the top right of your Council Tax bill) with 'CT' at the front - e.g. CT00000000000X.

Payment by Post Office or PayPoint

Payments are also accepted free of charge at any Post Office or establishment displaying the PayPoint logo. You'll need to take your invoice, which shows the barcode on the front, with you. A separate receipt will be provided which you should keep as proof of payment.

If you pay by cheque at a Post Office, the cheque should be crossed and made payable to 'Post Office Counters Ltd'.

Payment by personal visit

You can pay by taking your invoice and your payment to the Customer Centre at Middlesbrough House.

Payment by post

Cheques and postal orders should be crossed and made payable to 'Middlesbrough Council', and forwarded to:

Revenue Services
PO Box 2
Middlesbrough House
50 Corporation Road

Cash must not be sent through the post.

Post-dated and third party cheques, or cheques on non-standard stationary, won't be accepted. Please state your invoice number or Council Tax account number when sending payment. The council isn't responsible for payments lost in the post.