Direct Debit - the easiest way to pay

Most people pay by Direct Debit. Using Direct Debit makes sure your Council Tax is always paid on time, you can spread the cost over the whole year and you can choose which day of the month to pay.

Payments are taken automatically from your bank account, so you don't have to worry about remembering to pay your bill. You are protected by a comprehensive guarantee which means you get a full and immediate refund from your bank if an error is made in the payment.

Pay by Direct Debit

Why pay by Direct Debit?

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  • It saves you time
  • It gives you peace of mind that your payment will be taken on time
  • You spread the payments out over the year
  • The payments can go out on any day of the month (apart from the 31st) 

Pay by Direct Debit

Other ways to pay

The quickest, easiest way to pay is by Direct Debit. If you choose not to pay by Direct Debit, there are three other ways to pay your bill:

You need the account reference from your bill to set up a payment.

Check how much Council Tax you need to pay

Pay online

Pay your bill online in one payment or ten monthly instalments.

Pay by telephone

Call 0300 332 0202

Pay by internet banking

You can pay your Council Tax on your bank's website using the following account details:

  • account name: Royal Borough of Greenwich
  • account number: 11464763
  • sort code: 60-24-26
  • bank name: National Westminster Bank PLC

You'll also need your account reference - you can find this on your bill.

Living abroad

If you live abroad you can make international payments from your bank account using the International Bank Account Number (IBAN) number below:

  • account name: Royal Borough of Greenwich
  • account number: 11464763
  • sort code: 60-24-26
  • bank name: National Westminster Bank PLC,
    Woolwich Branch,
    1-7 Powis Street,
    Woolwich,
    London SE18 6LE
  • IBAN number: GB89NWBK60242611464763

Please quote your Council Tax account number as 'reference' - you can find this on your bill.

Pay in person with a payment card

You can use a payment card at any payment outlet in Royal Greenwich. Payment outlets are:

You can pay in cash, debit card or by cheque (payable to Post Office Counters Ltd) at post office counters and in cash at PayPoint outlets.

Call 020 8921 4147 to get a payment card.

Trace a missing payment

Ask us to trace a missing Council Tax payment if you think you've made a payment and it's not showing on your account.