Ways to pay your Council Tax
You can receive your Council Tax bill electronically by registering for an OPENPortal online account. During the registration process you will be asked if you would like to receive bills and notifications by email. If you are already signed up, you can opt for electronic billing at any time. You can also log into My South Cambs to view your Council Tax information, such as next payment dates and amounts.
Change your payment details
If you would like to change how you pay your Council Tax or set up a Direct Debit, please complete our online form.
If you need to report a name change, please complete our change of name form.
If you would like to change how you pay your Council Tax, please ensure you have your Council Tax account number (beginning 1010, this can be found on your bill). If you wish to pay by direct debit, please have your bank account details to hand. The form needs to be completed by the authorised signatory of the bank account. You can also use the above form to change which day of the month we collect your payment, you can select either the 8th or 23rd of the month.
You will be sent an updated Council Tax bill once we have processed your change in payment method. Your payments will be collected according to the schedule shown on your bill.
Your bill will normally ask you to pay the Council Tax over 10 monthly instalments. However, you now have the option to pay over 12 months if you would prefer. Please complete our change how you pay your Council Tax form to request this.
For more information on your Council Tax bill, please read our Understanding your Council Tax bill page.
Other ways to pay your Council Tax
Pay by Debit or Credit Card
If you have a Debit or Credit Card, payment can be made using our 24-hour hotline. To use this method, call 01954 713 000. Please have your Debit/Credit Card details, Council Tax reference number and the amount you would like to pay at the ready.
Pay at the Post Office
You can make payments at a Post Office using the barcode printed on your Council Tax bill. If you would like a plastic payment card, you can request one using our Post Office card request form.
Pay by cash
If you prefer to pay by cash, you can do this through the PayPoint scheme. PayPoints are located in newsagents, convenience stores, supermarkets and garages, most are open long hours, with many 7 days a week. To find the nearest one to you check out the PayPoint location map.
Pay by telephone, internet banking, Standing Order, or at a bank or building society
Please quote your reference number if you would like to pay by any of the above methods. The bank details required are as follows:
Sort Code: 20-17-68
Account Number: 10464341
Can someone else discuss my account?
If you wish for someone to be able to discuss your Council Tax account with us on your behalf, please print, complete, and return our permission to share information form. [PDF, 74Kb]