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How to pay your Council Tax bill

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  1. How to pay your Council Tax bill
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You can pay by the following methods. Your payments must be received by the due dates on your bill to avoid recovery action starting.

Pay by Direct Debit

Due to the high volume of direct debit requests that we are currently receiving, some customers may experience a small delay in their request being completed.

We apologise for the delay and we are trying to process all applications as quickly as possible.

If you have applied to make payments through Direct Debit, thank you and please be assured that your application is being dealt with - there is no need for you to take any further action or to make any payments while the application is being processed.

You will receive a Council Tax bill as soon as possible to confirm your payment arrangements – this should be within four weeks of your application being received and any balance that is owed for the current financial year (1st April 2015 to 31st March 2016) will be included in your direct debit instalments.

Sign up to pay your Council Tax bill by direct debit online.

You will need your Council Tax customer reference number, your bank's sort code and your bank account number.

If you are on a Coventry City Council internal network, please use the internal link to sign up.

Pay online

We accept all major credit/debit cards except for American Express and Diners cards. You can make a payment by using our 24 hour Secure Internet Payment Site.

If you have a problem please call the Council Tax number at the bottom of the page to make a payment.

Standing Order 

You will need to set this up with your bank. Make your payment to Coventry City Council quoting your council tax reference number and these details: 

Bank: HSBC 
Sort Code: 40-18-17

Account Number: 02200015 

Pay by our 24 hour automated telephone line

Telephone 0845 601 8572. You will need your Council Tax customer reference number.  If you do not have this, then please contact the Council Tax team.

Council tax

Monday to Friday: 9.00am - 5.00pm.


Tel: 024 7683 1111

Council House
Earl Street

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