Paying your Council Tax online is quick and easy to do. Whether online or using any of the payment methods below, pay in one go or up to 12 instalments.
Your instalment plan will be shown on your bill, along with your chosen method of payment. You can change your method of payment at any time.
Make sure you pay your Council Tax on time, otherwise you won't be able to pay by instalments and you will have to pay the full amount in one go or even worse, incur extra legal costs if legal proceedings are issued against you.
Learn more about ways to pay your Council Tax below:
This is the most efficient way of paying and helps to keep costs down. To sign up for Direct Debit, please complete following online form You will need to provide your bank account details.
Not all Bank or Building Society accounts are suitable for Direct Debit. If you are unsure, please check with your Bank or Building Society.
You can make payments using your debit or credit card on the automated payment line 0151 934 4697. Please follow the instructions given. All major credit cards are accepted except American Express, Diners Card and Electron.
If paying by credit/debit card by telephone, it is advisable to call from a landline rather than by mobile phone for greater security.
You can also pay at either of the Council's One Stop Shops or by post to:
Sefton Council, PO Box 33, Bootle, L20 3SX.
Cheques must be made payable to Sefton Council and crossed A/C Payee Only. You must write your Council Tax account number on the reverse. Please do not send your demand with your payment. If you require a receipt, please send a stamped addressed envelope.
If payment is made in cash always obtain a receipt. Never send cash through the post.
Always produce your demand when making payments at the Council One Stop Shops.
Payments can be made at Post Offices and Payzone outlets using a swipe payment card. If you wish to pay your Council Tax over the counter at a Post Office or at a Payzone outlet and you do not already have a swipe payment card, please contact 0345 140 0845. You will not require a new card for each financial year, but will need to request one if your account number changes for any reason.
Allow 5 days when paying at a Bank/Post Office or via the internet for payment to reach the Council in time.
View the Payzone website to find your nearest Pay Zone outlet.
If you wish to pay by this method please refer to the reverse of your demand for the Council’s bank details.
Sign up to e-billing
Have you considered helping the environment by having your Council Tax bill sent to you electronically?
Sign up to e-billing by completing our online form.