Paying your council tax

Direct Debit

Pay by Direct Debit and you have a choice of payment dates - 1st, 15th or 25th of the month over either 10 or 12 instalments. Spreading payment over 12 months reduces the monthly instalment.

If you have not yet opted for Direct Debit, we can arrange for you to pay this way over the telephone so please contact the council tax team on 01992 785504. Alternatively, you can download a Direct Debit Mandate here and return the completed form to the council. Please note, the information collected on this form is necessary to administer your Council Tax and fulfil the council’s statutory functions, and will not be used for any other purposes.  

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Alternatively, you can obtain a form by:

  • Downloading the latest Direct Debit instruction from 'Documents' to the right of this page
  • Telephoning the council tax team on 01992 785504
  • Emailing us via the contact form 

Completed Direct Debit instructions may be returned to the Council either in person or by post.

If you do not pay by Direct Debit your council tax is due as per the instalments set out on your bill.  If you have not expressed a preference these instalments will be set to fall due on the first of the month over 10 months between April, the beginning of the financial year, and the following January. 

Online payments

You can pay online through this website using a valid debit or credit card.

We accept the following cards:

  • MasterCard
  • Maestro
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron


We do not accept American Express or Diners cards.


You will need a valid debit or credit card for this service. 

Our online payment system uses a 'pop up' window as part of the functionality, so if you have a 'pop up blocker' installed on your PC you will need to temporarily switch this off to make a payment.  This can be achieved simply by holding down the CTRL key on your keyboard whilst clicking the link.


You can call our telephone line 0845 601 7620 to reach an automated response system which enables debit and credit card payments to be made using a keypad telephone.

When customers call the automated telephone line they will be asked to enter their account number, the amount to be paid and their credit/debit card details. Calls can be made from a landline at the local rate and from mobile phones at the mobile service provider's usual rates. The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Please have your details ready when you call and a pen and paper to take a note of your receipt number.

Barcoded Bills

The Council add a barcode to council tax bills to enable customers to pay at the Post Office or any PayPoint outlet without a payment card.  Simply scan the barcode on the bill and then make payment using the available method.

Payment Cards

You may pay using a payment card at the Post Office and at any PayPoint outlet.

Please ring the Council's helpline on 01992 785577 to request a payment card. The cards contain your council tax reference number and your name to ensure your payments are correctly allocated to your account. The cards are designed to be kept from year to year but should a new council tax account be set up because you have moved, changed your name or the liable party has changed you will need a new card.

Post Office

You can pay by cash, cheque or debit card at any Post Office counter, remember to take your council tax payment card or bar-coded bill for reference to your account number.


PayPoint can be found in newsagents, convenience stores, garages and off-licenses, many of which are open outside normal office hours. There is a good choice of PayPoint outlets in the Borough and 19,000 nationwide. To find your local PayPoint or Post Office outlet follow the link to


A cheque made payable to 'Borough of Broxbourne' should be posted to:

Borough Offices
Bishops' College
EN8 9XG 


Click the 'Pay it' link on this website and follow the instructions to pay using debit or credit card.

Automated telephone line

Debit/credit card payment may be made using the Council's automated payment line on 0845 601 7620.


You can make payments via your bank by standing order, bank automated credit and telephone or internet instruction.  Our bank details are as below. 

Please ensure you quote your council tax account number on all transactions.

Bank NameLloyds Bank PLC
Sort Code30-99-86
Account Number78412168
Account NameBroxbourne Borough Council