Pay your council tax
Council Tax is payable by ten instalments between 1 April and 1 January. If you are billed later in the year the number of instalments may be reduced. Bills for previous years and ceased liabilities are normally payable in full within 14 days.
If you choose not to pay by monthly instalments you can pay the whole year's bill on 1 April or pay half on 1 April and half on 1 October.
How and where to pay
The most cost and time effective way to pay is by Direct Debit. Instalments are taken from your bank or building society account on the 1st of each month. If you already pay by Direct Debit this will be shown on the front of the bill and your payments will continue to be taken from your bank or building society account. If you wish to pay by Direct Debit, please complete the or contact the Council Tax Section by calling 0345 302 2315. You can now set up a direct debit online or over the telephone saving you the need to complete a paper mandate.
To pay your Council Tax online, please visit our online payments page by clicking here.
Please note: if paying by credit card, an automatic surcharge of 1.72% will be added to your transaction total. No surcharge will be applied to debit card payments.
Send a cheque made payable to Vale of White Horse District Council to:
135 Eastern Avenue
Please enclose a payment slip and write your Council Tax account number on the back of the cheque. We do not normally issue receipts for cheque payments received in the post. Please do not send cash through the post. Post-dated cheques are not acceptable.
At a Post Office
You can pay your Council Tax in cash only at any Post Office. Please remember to allow five to ten working days for your payment to reach us each month.
You can pay your council invoice via PayPoint at any Post Office or retail outlet where you see the PayPoint sign. Please remember to allow five to ten working days for your payment to reach us each month.
By internet banking or standing order
All payments should quote Barclays Bank account number 93835391, Sort Code 20-01-09 and your Council Tax account number.
Last reviewed: 06 - 07 - 2015