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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.

Set up a Direct Debit or amend your existing Direct Debit details by clicking on the link below:

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 setting up a direct debit, we will send you a new bill when this has been done so please continue to make your payments as usual until then.

If you are amending existing direct debit details we will send you a bill to confirm when this has been done. Payments will continue to be collected from your existing account until your direct debit details have been changed.

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.

Problems paying your Council Tax online?

Have you tried to pay and got a ‘Your customer reference number is incorrect’ message? You can check your account balance easily online at www.coventry.gov.uk/myaccount. If your balance says £0, you don’t need to contact us. Your Council Tax payments are up to date and you will receive your new bill in March detailing your payments. If it shows that you owe us money, then please call us.

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 024 7678 7778. You will need your Council Tax customer reference number.  If you do not have this, then please contact the Council Tax team.

Problems paying your Council Tax by telephone?

Have you tried to pay and got a ‘Your customer reference number is incorrect’ message? You can check your account balance easily online at www.coventry.gov.uk/myaccount. If your balance says £0, you don’t need to contact us. Your Council Tax payments are up to date and you will receive your new bill in March detailing your payments. If it shows that you owe us money, then please call us.

Other ways to pay

If you have a bank account, you can pay at your local branch (except HSBC). Take your Council Tax bill, debit payment card and quote your Council Tax customer reference number.

Council Tax

Open 9.00am–5.00pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays)

Email: counciltax@coventry.gov.uk

Tel: 024 7683 1111

Visit: http://www.coventry.gov.uk/myaccount

Customer Service Centre
3 Upper Precinct
Coventry
CV1 1FS

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