Pay the council

There are several easy and convenient ways to pay the council. If you want to make a one-off payment or set-up a Direct Debit for your Council Tax then please visit our council tax payments page.

Pay online

Paying online is the quickest and easiest way of paying us. You can use your debit or credit card to pay for a range of council services online. Your card must be registered for 3D Secure for the payment to be successful.

Bank transfer or standing order

To set up a bank transfer or standing order, please use the council's bank details as follows:

  • Lloyds Bank
  • Sort code: 30-00-00
  • Account number: 00332526

Please quote your invoice number or send your remittance advice to

By post

You can make a payment by post.

Please make your cheque payable to ‘Southampton City Council’ and remember to write your invoice number on the back so we can allocate your payment correctly.

Pay an invoice

If you have an invoice number, you can make a payment using the form below:


Before you make a payment

You won't be able to save this form to complete later, so please allow yourself a couple of minutes to fill in the form.

You will need:

  • Payment card (registered with 3D secure)
  • Invoice number

Pay an invoice

Other payments