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How to pay your council tax

Council tax is due on the 1st of each month by 10 monthly instalments from April to January each financial year. Failure to pay your council tax by the due date could lead to you losing your right to pay by instalments.

Pay your council tax online by direct debit

If you would like to pay for your council tax by direct debit you can set up a payment online.

Pay by direct debit

Make a one-off council tax payment by debit or credit card

If you would like to make a one-off payment by debit or credit card you will need your council tax reference number.

Debit or Credit card

New council tax customers

If you have moved to Peterborough you will need to call Peterborough Direct on 01733 747474 in order to set-up a new council tax account and receive your first council tax bill, which will have your reference number printed at the top. You will need this reference number in order to pay online. 

Other ways to pay your council tax

You can also pay your council tax in the following ways, however we prefer you to pay online:

Our council tax bank details

If you would like to pay through your bank or bank credits, our bank account details are:

  • Barclays Bank, Peterborough
  • Sort Code: 20-67-37 account number 10572918
  • Use your council tax account number as the reference on the payment

Pay your council tax by Telephone

You can pay by debit or credit card using our 24 hour service by calling 0800 389 1977

Pay your council tax at Payzone outlets and post offices

Pay your council tax free of charge by taking your bill to any of the 50 plus retail outlets displaying the Payzone sign in the Peterborough area or any UK post office. Locations of Payzone outlets and Post Offices are available below:

Pay your council tax by post

If you would like to pay by post, cheques should be crossed, made payable to PETERBOROUGH CITY COUNCIL, and sent to:

Peterborough Direct
Bayard Place
Broadway
Peterborough
PE1 1FZ

Write your name, address and council tax reference on the back of the cheque. If you require a receipt you must enclose a stamped addressed envelope. Do not send cash.