Pay Council Tax by Direct Debit
Direct Debit is the simplest and most convenient way for you to pay Council Tax – you won’t miss a payment, and you’re protected against mistakes.
You can set up a Council Tax Direct Debit online.
Set up your Council Tax Direct Debit >>
You’ll need your Council Tax reference number, and the details of the bank or building society account that you want to pay your Council Tax from.
You can also call us on 0300 300 8011 to set up your Direct Debit – lines are open Monday to Thursday, 8.30am to 5.30pm, and Friday, 8.30am to 5pm.
If your bank account requires more than one signature to authorise a Direct Debit, please download and fill in a printable Council Tax Direct Debit form (PDF 115.2KB) and send it to:
Central Bedfordshire Council
High Street North
You can choose to pay your Direct Debit on either the 5th, 9th, 19th, or the last day of each month, and you can spread your instalments over 10 or 12 months. You can also choose to pay half-yearly (in May and October) or yearly (in June).
Payment dates and amounts are on the front of your Council Tax bill.
Your Direct Debit will be collected each month, and you are fully protected against mistakes under the terms of the Direct Debit Guarantee (link opens in new window).