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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'.

Please choose from the payment options below.

How to make a payment

1. Direct Debit

Payment by Direct DebitDirect debit is the safest and most convenient way for you to pay. Set up a Direct Debit payment online.

2. Online

  • Payment online servicesYou can make a payment by debit or credit card using Pay your council tax online
  • Please note, if you choose to pay by credit card then a 1.5% surcharge will be added to the transaction.
  • 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'.

3. Telephone

  • Payment by card pymentsYou can pay by Switch or Delta, Visa or MasterCard, If you choose to pay by credit card a surcharge of 1.5% will be added to the transaction.
  • 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 payment line accepts payments up to the value of £2000 per 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.
    Co-Operative 61 Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DZ
    Sort code : 08–90-26
    Account Number : 61561067
  • This is an arrangement between you and your bank.
  • Please ensure your bank quotes your council tax account number when sending payments through. Failure to do this will mean we will not be able to allocate the payment.

5. 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. The post office will charge for this service.
  • 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

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