How to pay your Council Tax

Printer-friendly page

You can now choose to pay your Council Tax by 12 monthly instalments

Further information is available here.

By direct debit

Direct Debit is the easiest, most convenient and cost effective way to pay your Council Tax. Our collection dates are on 1st and 15th of the month. If you wish to pay by direct debit, please complete our:

online direct debit mandate.

If you would prefer to complete a paper copy of the direct debit mandate a printable copy is available to download from the link below. Please complete and return the direct debit mandate to: 

Revenues Department

St Albans City & District Council

St Peters Street

St Albans

Herts - AL1 3JE

Pay online

Pay button Pay securely online at

Telephone Payment Line

We operate an automated telephone payment line which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for debit and credit card payments up to a value of £4,000.

The automated telephone line number is (0161) 7853880.

Standing Order

If you wish to pay your Council Tax by standing order you must instruct your Bank to make the payments to us. In addition to your Council Tax reference number, you will need our bank account details which are as follows: 

Bank Account Number: 01403818  Sort Code: 40 40 01

Post Office & Paypoint Outlets

You can pay your Council Tax by cash, debit card, cheque or postal order at any Post Office or any shop displaying a Paypoint sign with one of our payment cards. If you do not have a payment card please call us on 01727 819204/819205 and we will arrange to send one to you.

Please note that there is a maximum limit of £300 for payments made at any Paypoint outlet.

Payments by debit card, credit card, cheque and postal order can be made at the Council Offices during normal working hours.

Date of last review: 17 April 2018