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How to make a payment

You will need your council tax account number to make a payment. This can be found on your bill in the top left hand corner marked 'Your account number'.

You can view your council tax account online by clicking on the 'Council tax and benefits' link opposite.

Please choose from the payment options below.

How to make a payment

1. Direct Debit

Payment by Direct DebitThe safest and most convenient way for you to pay is by direct debit. Payments are paid for you automatically by your bank or building society. With direct debit, you are guaranteed an immediate refund in the unlikely event of a mistake being made, under the direct debit guarantee.

You can either set up your direct debit online , download and print the direct debit form from the bottom of the page or telephone your bank details through to our office on 023 8083 3009.

2. Online

Payment online servicesYou can make a payment by debit or credit card using the 'Pay your council tax online' link on this page. You will need your council tax account number to make a payment. This can be found on your bill in the top left hand corner marked 'Your account number'. Please note, if you choose to pay by credit card then a 1.5% surcharge will be added to the transaction.

3. Card payments - online or by telephone

Payment by card pymentsYou can pay by Switch or Delta, Visa or MasterCard. You can pay online via this website - simply click on the link above 'Pay your council tax online', or call our 24 hour payment line on 023 8083 3001. You will need your council tax account number to make a payment. This can be found on your bill in the top left hand corner marked 'Your account number'. Our 24 hour payment line accepts payments up to the value of £2000.
Please note, if you choose to pay by credit card a surcharge of 1.5% will be added to the transaction.

4. Standing Order

Payment by direct transferTake the following details along with your council tax account number to your bank and they will set up the payment for you. This is an arrangement between you and your bank. Please remember to quote your council tax account number when setting up the payment.
Co-Operative 61 Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DZ
Sort code : 08–90-26
Account Number : 61561067

5. By Post

Payment by PostPlease send your cheque or postal order to Southampton City Council, Civic Centre, Southampton, SO14 7LY. Please make cheques payable to Southampton City Council and make sure you put your account number on the back so we can allocate your payment correctly.

6. Post Office

Payment through Post OfficeYou can pay at your local post office using a Trans cash slip. When filling in the details please include your council tax account number, payment amount, and the National Girobank account number. 3087344

7. Local Housing Office

You can make payments at any local housing office (LHO) all you need is your council tax account number and the amount you are to pay. Opening hours differ; please check at your local office

Downloadable documents

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PDF document Direct Debit Mandate 38 KB 0secs @ 2Mbps
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