Paying council bills

  • You can pay using the Capita - online payments website

  • How to pay online

    This online payment service website is secure and lets you pay your Council bills using any debit card or major credit card. Please allow up to four days for us to receive your payment. There isn't a charge for this service.

Here is how you can make payments

If we've sent you a sundry invoice (our invoices have an 11-digit number starting '9') there are different ways you can pay:

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.

Other ways to pay

Pay by phone

Most debit and credit cards can be used, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, just telephone

0345 603 1539 and follow the simple instructions. Select the sundry income invoice option.

Pay by post office

Our invoices have a bar code which allows you to pay your invoice at the Post Office. Give your invoice to the cashier and tell them how much you want to pay. They will accept your payment and give you a receipt for what you have paid.

Check the receipt and keep it safe.

There isn't a charge for this service.

Pay by Paypoint

You can pay your invoice at any Paypoint facility using the invoice bar code.

There isn't a charge for this service.

Pay by bank

You will need to check if the bank will take payments for Council bills and whether they charge for this service.

If they take payments, please quote your invoice number and the Council's bank details:

Barclays Bank PLC, Wakefield
Payments and Controls
Sort Code: 20 90 65
Income Account: 93248267

Pay by post

Wakefield Council
Payments and Controls
County Hall
Bond Street

Cheques should be crossed and made payable to Wakefield Council. Please make sure you write your invoice number on the back of your cheque. We do not issue receipts for cheque payments unless you ask for one. Post-dated cheques are not acceptable.

Please do not send cash through the post.

Disputing an invoice

If you want to dispute an invoice you should contact the Service Area responsible for issuing it. The telephone number will be on the invoice.

Our policy

Our policy is to recover the invoice amount within 30 days.

If an invoice is not paid within the 30-day period, the Council can claim interest at 8 percent above the Bank of England base rate. This is in line with the 'Late Payment of Commercial Debts (interest) Act 1998'.

To avoid being charged:

  • You need to pay the invoice within 30 days of receiving it
  • You must give written notification within seven days of receiving the invoice if there is anything you don't agree with
  • If you can't pay the invoice in full you must contact us straight away - we may be able to agree on a suitable repayment plan


If you want to pay your Council Tax, please go to How to pay your Council Tax.

Contact Us

Customer Services Wakefield Council Wakefield One PO Box 700 Wakefield WF1 2EB

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