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You can use your own bank's online or telephone services to make a payment to us. You can also set up a Standing Order at your bank.
Please be aware however that if you use these methods it could cause a delay in us receiving your payment. In some cases This could result in recovery action being taken.
You should allow 7 clear working days to ensure that payment is received by us on the due date.
Please quote your reference number together with the council's bank account details to make it clear what you are paying for.
Please note that if your bank charges for this service the charge must be met by you and not deducted from your payment.
Contact your bank and quote our bank account details, along with the account reference/invoice number for the bill you want to pay:
Account name: Preston City Council
Account No: 13162739
Sort Code: 16-28-33
Your bank will transfer the payment from your bank account to our bank account.
If you receive a bill with different details from the account details above please contact us on 01772 906326 to verify before making a payment.
Like Direct Debit payments, Standing Orders are a way of paying your council tax or business rates by instalments, which save you the time and the expense of making monthly payments yourself.
What's the difference between standing orders and direct debit?
The difference between the two is that with direct debit, we instruct your bank to set up the payments to us, whereas with standing orders you need to tell the bank what needs to be paid and when.
If you require help with something in this section, please contact us.