How to pay your Council Tax

Our sort code has changed

If you pay by bank transfer or standing order, please note that our sort code has changed to 20 90 65.

 

​​We offer a number of different ways to pay your Council Tax. Simply choose the method that suits you best.

Direct Debit

Set up a Direct Debit

Direct Debit is the easiest, safest and most secure way to pay your Council Tax

Direct Debit can save you time and money

Your payment is automatically debited from your account each month

You can pay over 10 months (April to January) or 12 months (April to March)

You can choose to pay on either 1st, 14th, 16th, 25th or if you prefer weekly (Tues or Fri) or fortnightly (Tues or Fri)

If you've received a summons

Please note: If you have received a summons you cannot set up a direct debit online. Instead please call 0345 8 504 504, lines are open 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday.

If neither of these options are suitable for you, download a Direct Debit form, complete and return it to us.

Other ways to pay

Online

You can pay using the Capita - online payments website.

Pay online

This secure online payment service website lets you pay your Council bills using any debit card or some credit cards. The service is free of charge.

Please allow up to four days for us to get the payment.

By phone

Telephone payments can be made using most credit and debit cards, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call 0845 603 1539 and follow the simple instructions.

Please ensure that you have your bill or payment reference to hand and credit/debit card ready.

Standing order

A standing order gives an instruction to your bank to pay set amounts to us. You will need to instruct your Bank or Building Society to make the necessary payments each time you receive a bill as the amount of each instalment and the reference number may change.

Your Bank or Building Society will need the following details from you:

  • Your Council Tax payment reference number (as shown on your bill)
  • The amount you need to pay
  • The date payments are to be made (please remember that the payment should reach us by the 1st of the month)
  • Our bank details:
  • Barclays Bank PLC, Wakefield
    Sort Code: 20 90 65
    Income Account : 93248267

Post Office and PayPoint

You can make a payment free of charge at any Post Office in the country, or at any outlet displaying the ‘PayPoint’ by using the barcode on your bill or a swipe card.

Simply tell them how much you want to pay (by cash or debit card only at PayPoint outlets), hand over your payment and bill or swipe card, and wait for your receipt. Please check your receipt and keep it safe as it is proof of your payment.

By post

Cheques should be crossed and made payable to Wakefield Council. Please write your payment reference number (as shown on your bill) and address on the back of your cheque and send it to us at:

Revenues and Benefits Service
Wakefield One
PO Box 700
Burton Street
Wakefield
WF1 2EB

Receipts are not issued for payment by cheque unless you have asked for one. Please do not send cash through the post. Post-dated cheques are not accepted. All monthly instalments are payable on the first of each month.