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Pay - Council Tax

By Direct Debit

Join 52,000 other Council Tax payers who have signed up to direct debit.  You can choose to pay on either the 1st, 8th, 15th or 22nd  of the month.  You can also choose to pay over 10 or 12 months within each financial year.


To set up a Direct Debit you can either call 01202 451597 or download a direct debit form| and return it to us (the return address is listed at the top of the form).



You can pay with a debit card via Santander BillPay|.


You will need to:

  • Select 'Bournemouth B.C.' from the drop down menu
  • Select 'Bournemouth B.C. (Council Tax)' from the second drop down menu
  • Have your Council Tax reference ready

If you have not used Santander BillPay before, and would like to know more, please visit our BillPay information page|.



You can pay with a debit card or credit card (a £2.50 admin charge will be applied to credit card payments) via HSBC Secure ePayments|.


If you have not used HSBC secure ePayments before, and would like to know more, please visit our HSBC Secure ePayments information page|.


Via Our 24 Hour Payment Line

You can make a payment using a debit or credit card (a £2:50 admin charge will be applied to credit card payments).

To make a payment call 01202 454748, select option 1 and have your Council Tax reference ready. 


Via Telephone/Internet Banking

Your bank will require the following to transfer funds:

  • Our sort code 40 13 07
  • Our account number 21006622
  • Your Council Tax reference number

Payments made via Telephone/Internet banking may take up to 5 working days to reach us.


Contact your bank for more information.


At Your Local Bank

You will need:

  • A completed bank giro, included with your bill.

Your chosen bank may charge a fee, except local branches of HSBC and payment may take up to 5 working days to reach us.


At Your Local Post Office®

You will need:

  • A Post Office® transfer form (TRANSCASH)
  • Our account number 2178117
  • Your Council Tax reference

A fee is chargeable and payments may take up to 5 working days to reach us.


Visit the Post Office®| website for more information or to find your nearest branch.


By Post or Visit Us

You will need:

  • The payment slip, which is included with your bill.
  • A cheque made payable to Bournemouth Borough Council, with your Council Tax reference written on the back.

Unfortunately we are unable to currently accept cash at the Town Hall or via post


Post or bring your payment to:

Revenue and Benefits

Town Hall,

St Stephen’s Road,




If you require a payment receipt, please advise us and include your whole bill with the payment.


Payments may take up to 5 working days to process, from the date of receipt.


Related Information


Postal Address Customer Services Centre,
St Stephens Road, Bournemouth, Dorset
Telephone 01202 451451
Minicom 01202 454974
Email Enquiries
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