Direct Debit

Direct Debit is the easiest way to pay your council tax, because:

  • you choose which day of the month we take your payments
  • your payments go out automatically
  • you pay in 10 or 12 monthly instalments
  • the Direct Debit Guarantee protects your payments if something goes wrong

You must pay your council tax balance by the end of the financial year every year. The financial year runs from 1 April to 31 March. You can choose to pay over 10 or 12 months.

If you owe money from previous financial years you must also pay the outstanding amount by the end of the current financial year.

We can help if you’re having problems paying your council tax.

Set up a Direct Debit

Other ways to pay

If you do not pay your council tax by Direct Debit, you must remember to pay it each month. The amount you must pay each month is shown on your bill.

You will need your council tax account reference number to set up a payment. You can find your reference number on your bill.

Online

You can pay your council tax online in one payment or 10 monthly instalments.

Pay council tax online

By telephone

Call 0300 332 0202 to pay your council tax by telephone.

Internet banking

You can pay your council tax from your bank account using these account details:

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

In person

You can pay your council tax in person at any Post Office counter or PayPoint outlet.

At a Post Office, you can pay by:

  • cash
  • debit card
  • cheque, made payable to Post Office Counters Ltd

Find your nearest Post Office

At a PayPoint outlet, you can pay by cash or payment card.

To get a payment card, call 020 8921 4147.

Find your nearest PayPoint

If you live abroad

If you do not live in the UK, you can make international payments from your bank account using these details:

  • account name: Royal Borough of Greenwich
  • account number: 11464763
  • sort code: 60-24-26
  • IBAN number: GB89NWBK60242611464763
  • bank name:

National Westminster Bank PLC,
Woolwich Branch,
1-7 Powis Street,
Woolwich,
London SE18 6LE

You should use your council tax account number as the reference. You can find this on your bill.