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Pay your council tax

If you wish to pay your council tax by cash or cheque, you can do so by paying at any Post Office or PayPoint facility using the barcode printed at the bottom of your bill.

Council Tax is normally paid over 10 monthly instalments between April and January. You can also ask to pay twice a year (April and September) or once a year (in May).

Paying by direct debit is the easiest, most convenient way to pay your council tax and a number of different dates are available for you to choose from - 1st, 8th, 15th, 25th and 28th. This way you can choose the date that works best for you.

You can set up a direct debit online:

Pay council tax by direct debit (opens new window)

The payment will show on your bank statement as CDC Revs.

Other ways to pay

Pay your council tax by 12 monthly instalments

You can request that your Council Tax instalments for the 2023/24 financial year are extended to March 2024. At the time of your request your instalments must be up to date and you will be given instalments for the number of months remaining until March 2024.

Please complete the form if you would like your instalments amended.

Request to pay council tax / business rates by 12 monthly instalments

Pay by debit card online Pay council tax by debit card (opens new window)

Debit card by telephone

Payment can be made using your debit card. Please call our fully secured automated telephone payment line on 01243 534880 to make a payment. Please ensure you have your Council Tax reference number as shown on your latest bill ready to quote. Please note you cannot pay your Council Tax by credit card.

Payment at any Post Office® or PayPoint facility

Payment can be made at any Post Office® or PayPoint facility using the barcode printed at the bottom of your bill. If you do not have a barcode please contact the taxation office to request a bill which will have a barcode.

You can pay this way by cheque, and your cheque will have to be made payable to "Post Office Counters Ltd".

To find your nearest Post Office®, please visit the branch finder section of the Post Office® website (opens new window).

Internet banking

Please use the following Chichester District Council bank details:

  • Sort code 60-05-24,
  • Bank account number 26121255.

Please ensure you quote the Council Tax account number as shown on your latest bill.