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Council Tax Overview and Paying

How do I pay my Council Tax?

Direct Debit

Over 29,000 of our residents pay their Council Tax by Direct Debit. Not only is it safe, secure and the simplest way to pay your bill, it can reduce costs for everyone. We have to pay transaction fees and charges for most other types of payment. If these costs of collection can be reduced, this will help keep Council Tax levels down.

We can spread your payments over 10 or 12 months within the financial year. If you decide to pay by Direct Debit you can choose to pay on either the 1st, 8th, 15th or 22nd of each month.

You can sign up online (opens new window) to pay your Council Tax by Direct Debit. 

Pay online, by telephone or by payment card

  • Pay online (24 hour secure internet payments service)
  • Pay by telephone on 01493 846266 or, for our 24-hour automated payment line, telephone 01493 846117
  • Pay by payment card at Post Offices - contact us for a payment card

Internet banking and standing order

You will need the following information if you use your internet account of if you set up standing order payments with your bank:

  • Account name: Great Yarmouth Borough Council General Account
  • Sort code: 20-99-47
  • Account number: 13775518
  • Bank: Barclays Bank plc
  • Branch: 40-42 Market Place, Great Yarmouth, NR30 1LX

Payment difficulties

If you are experiencing difficulties paying your Council Tax at any time and you have received a reminder or cancellation notice, please contact us straight away on 01493 846244.

If you have received a summons notice, please contact us straight away on 01493 846610.

Would you like free debt advice? Visit the National Debtline (opens new window) website for free advice and resources to help you deal with your debts. Our Debt advice page also gives useful information and links to other organisations you can contact for help and advice.

Last modified on 25 October 2023

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