Council Tax - make a payment

There are several ways to pay your Council Tax.

If your Council Tax account has been passed to an enforcement agent (bailiff), please contact them to arrange a payment.


You can pay now by debit card, credit card or PayPal.

Pay your Council Tax

By Direct Debit

Have you considered paying your Council Tax by Direct Debit? It takes just 5 minutes to set up, saving you time over the year compared with other forms of payment.

Set up a Council Tax Direct Debit

By standing order or online banking

Payment can be made direct to our bank:

  • Barclays Bank PLC, 1 Central Street, The Rock, Bury, BL9 0JN
  • Sort code: 20-16-24, Account number: 33020983

Please ensure that you quote your Council Tax account number (the 8 digit number on your bill beginning with '4').

By phone

You can use our 24 hour automated payment line on 0300-456-0542 (calls cost the same as those to normal home or business landline numbers starting with 01 or 02).

You can also pay by debit or credit card on 0161-253-5656 (Monday to Fridays 8.45am to 5pm). If you do not know your Council Tax account number we can still take a payment after you have answered some security questions.

In person

You can pay your bill at Post Offices and Paypoint outlets - the Post Office will also accept cheques which should be made out to 'Post Office Ltd'.

Check your Council Tax balance

If you have registered for our online services you can check your Council Tax balance on line.

Log in to view your account details