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Pay Council Tax

Ways to pay this bill

Council Tax is usually paid by instalments. Details of the instalments due on this bill are shown overleaf. However, you can pay the whole amount in one lump sum within 14 days of receiving this bill. Alternatively, you can pay 'half-yearly' in two instalments but these must reach us by 1st April & 1st September.

Payment by Direct Debit

If you prefer never having to worry about making or missing payments, join thousands of others and pay by Direct Debit. We collect Council Tax by Direct Debit on the 1st, 15th or 23rd of the month. Set up your direct debit and choose one of these dates.

Payment by internet

You can pay over the internet, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Please have your bill and debit card (Maestro, Visa, Visa Electron) ready.

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Payment by telephone

Our convenient automated service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please have your bill and debit card (Maestro, Visa, and Visa Electron) ready before you call. Full details are explained when you call (01424) 451081.

Payment at a Post Office by cheque or cash

Present your bill and either cash, cheque (made payable to 'Post Office Ltd') or debit card to make your payment and allow 5 working days for it to be received.

Payment at a Paypoint outlet

Present your bill to make your payment at any outlet that displays the PayPoint logo. Please allow 5 working days for your payment to be received.

Payment over 12 months

Please make your request by phone or in writing no later than the 1st April. Requests received after this date will have the remaining months in the financial year to pay.


Payment by standing order

To do this you must give your Bank or Building Society the following information:
1. Your Council Tax Account Reference (shown overleaf), prefixed with 22 in front.
2. Details of instalment amounts and the dates they are due (also shown overleaf). Please remember to allow 5 working days for the payments to reach our account.
3. Instructions to make payments to Hastings Borough Council are as follows:

For Bank & Building Society standing orders To:

Lloyds Bank
17 Wellington Place Hastings
East Sussex
TN34 1NX

Sort Code 30-97-66 
Hastings Borough Council General Account
Account number: 45633660 

Payment Difficulties

If you are having difficulty in paying your Council Tax, please contact us for advice straight away on 01424 451081. This is because you might be able to get Council Tax Reduction and any entitlement to this starts from the date you apply - it cannot normally be backdated.

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