Pay your Council Tax

There are many ways to pay your Council Tax

Bills and Benefits portal 

Register now to pay your Council Tax bill, set up a direct debit and keep a track of your payments. 

All you need to register is your eight-digit Council Tax number.  To set up a direct debit you will also need your bank account number and sort code.

Bills and Benefits portal


Online payment  

Payment can be made using Visa, MasterCard, Switch/Maestro and Visa Delta.

Online payment 


Home banking

Payment can be made through your online banking to:

  • Sort code: 62-24-42
  • Bank account number: 00000000
  • Quote your council tax account number as the payment reference.

Pay by phone

Set up your direct debit

Call 01295 227000 if you need help to set up your direct debit.  Our lines are open 9:00am to 5:15pm Monday to Friday.

Please have your Council Tax number, your bank account number and sort code ready.

Telephone payments

Use our automated 24-hour telephone payment line 01295 227073. You can pay by credit or debit card.


Pay in person

At a Post office

This service is only available if you have a council tax bill displaying a barcode. The Post Office will charge a fee and you should allow 10 days for the payment to reach us.

Pay at any Post Office to Giro Account Number 4145127.


At a Payzone

Pay at any Payzone location


Pay by post

Cheques should be made payable to Cherwell District Council. Please write your Council Tax reference number on the back of the cheque and post to:

Finance
Cherwell District Council
Bodicote House
Bodicote
Oxon
OX15 4AA

Receipts are no longer issued so please refer to your bank to ensure the payment has been made.