This page gives you information about the different ways of paying your Council Tax.

Direct debit

A direct debit is the easiest way to pay in instalments, ensuring the correct amount leaves your bank account on the correct date.

Online payment

Our online payment system is a quick and secure way to make a one-off Council Tax payment.

  • follow the link to make a Council Tax payment online
  • you will need your card details and the taxpayers reference number displayed on your bill

By phone

Outside of office hours please telephone the 24-hour line on 0800 876 6576 to make a single payment.

You will need your bank sort code and account number, as well as the taxpayers reference number displayed on your bill.

Telephone and internet banking

Please quote the taxpayers reference number displayed on your bill, as well as the council bank details:

  • sort code 20-69-57
  • account number 23526623

In person

You can pay your council tax in person at the Civic Offices in Guildhall square, Portsmouth or any of the housing offices around the city – please see our contact us page for address and location details.

Pay over 12 months

Normally, you’ll pay your annual Council Tax bill in ten monthly instalments April to January. You can opt to pay over 12 months, from April to March, instead.

Please note that if you contact us to change your payments mid-year, we’ll give you the maximum number of instalments remaining in the current financial year up to March.

To do this you can register for or sign into your council tax account online and set up a direct debit.

If you don’t have an online account or you aren’t able to set up a direct debit, please fill in our online form.

More information

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Return to the Council Tax homepage or contact us.