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You can pay your Council Tax:
We will assume you wish to pay monthly, though if you want to pay annually this must be done at the beginning of the tax year (April). Any half yearly payments must be made in April and again at the beginning of October.
Below is a list of the many different ways which you can pay your Council Tax:
Direct Debit is the simplest way to pay your Council Tax. For more information see - Direct Debit - the easiest way to pay.
You can set up your Direct Debit the following ways:
Online - complete the Set up your Direct Debit form
Telephone - Call 01772 906660 with your bank account details and we will set it up for you
Post - complete the Direct Debit instruction form in the documents section and post it to us at the address given at the bottom of this page
Each month, on the due date, we will ask your bank for payment direct from your bank account.
Yes you can pay over a 12 month period. To arrange for this 12 months arrangement please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can pay your Council Tax online using our secure payments system. This is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Please make your payments to Preston City Council. Our bank details are shown below in the Bank or building society section.
You will need to give your Council Tax account reference number*.
Please telephone 0345 155 0028 and follow the step by step instructions. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
To pay at the Post Office take your bill and present it with your payment. If you do not present your bill you may be charged for the transaction.
Make your cheque or postal order payable to Preston City Council and send it to the address at the bottom of the page.
Write your Council Tax account reference number* on the back of the cheque.
There are nearly 22,000 PayPoint places in the UK where you can pay your Council Tax. Look out for the Paypoint logo in the following locations:
To find where your nearest paypoint is please visit PayPoint and use the PayPoint Store Locator.
To make a payment at a PayPoint take your Council Tax bill to the counter with your cash or card. The transaction is then processed and a receipt is printed for you to retain as proof of payment.
Please quote your Council Tax account reference number* together with the council's bank account details:
Account name: Preston City Council
The council's bank is:
The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc
Fishergate Branch, 97 Fishergate
Your Council Tax reference number is an 8 digit number and it can be found on the top right hand side of your bill, just above the bar code.
If you want to check what your Council Tax balance is at any time you can View your Council Tax account online by registering for a Self serve account.
If you require help with something in this section, please contact us.