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How do I pay my council tax?

How will you pay your council tax?

How will you pay your council tax?

The information about how to pay your council tax no longer appears on the bill. The information on this page will help you if you wish to set up or change your payment method or instalment plan. On the 13 October 2014 we have changed our bank and therefore our new bank details for council tax payments are included on this page.

Instalment Plans

Council tax payment is made in 10 monthly instalments, from April to January. However you can also pay 1 payment in April, 2 half-yearly payments in April and October, or 12 monthly instalments from April to March. Please tell us immediately if you do not want to pay in 10 instalments; and before Friday 21 February 2014 so that you can get all 12 instalments from April to March for you coming 2014/2015 annual bill. 

Payment Methods

Direct Debit

Direct Debit payments are taken directly from your bank account. The scheme is our most simple and cost effective method of payment. It will save you time and help us because we do not have to chase you for payment. There are no cheques to write and no paperwork or postage each month. You will be advised at least 10 working days in advance to any changes to your instalments so you can remain in complete control of your bank account.

To pay by Direct Debit  you can call us on 01296 585299 and we can take your bank details over the telephone.  Alternatively please see the bottom of this page to download a form to print, complete and return it to us.   

Internet bill payment, faster payments and standing orders

You can use internet banking to set up bill payments to send us the requested instalments.  If you do not use internet banking then you can contact your bank to send us regular payments as a standing order.   We have changed banks have a new bank account in order to do this

Our new bank account for council tax payments are;

Sort code                        30-00-02
Account number             00715927
Payee                             Aylesbury Vale DC
Payment reference        "your 8 digit council tax account number"

Please remember to quote your 8 digit council tax account number, and only this number, as the reference for your payments.

On our website

If you have a debit or credit card you can pay your bill on our website using our on-line payment service.  Please click on the link to take you to the on-line payment service. on

By phone

If you have a credit or debit card you can pay your bill over the telephone. Please call the new payment number on 0330 088 9563. This service is now available 24 hours a day.

Cash Payments

Should you wish to pay by cash then you can take your latest bill, which will have a bar-code printed on it, to either a Post Office, or any of the PayPoint payment locations across the Aylesbury Vale area. Please click this link to see where to make payments                                                                

Please note that if you register for on-line billing account with My account you will not receive a bar coded on your e-bill  and therefore you cannot pay at a Post Office or Paypoint.  You will need to pay by one of the other methods. 

Date Updated: 01/04/15


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PO Box 356 Aylesbury HP20 1GA


01296 585299