Pay Council Tax

Important notice. As a reminder from the 7 June 2019 cash payments are no longer accepted at Kirkliston, South Queensferry, Captains Road, Pilton and Drumbrae offices. Cash payments are accepted at Westerhailes and High street offices.

Pay 10 monthly instalments from April to January, with nothing to pay in February or March or make a single full payment before the end of April. 

Set up or amend a Direct Debit

You will have the added option of making 12 monthly payments, and you can choose your preferred payment date.

You can also choose to pay in one annual instalment on 30 April every year.

Set up or amend a Direct Debit

Please allow for up to 15 working days for us and your bank or building society to set up your direct debit mandate. A payment notice will then be issued to confirm your instalments for the next available chosen payment date.

Pay each instalment online using your credit or debit card with our online form.

Pay now with our online form

Make a bank payment

Payment reference should be your 11 digit Council Tax account number from the top right hand side of your bill.

Council's bank sort code 83 06 08 and account number 00740589.

Pay by phone 

Call our 24 hour payment line number and select option 1 for Council Tax.

0800 783 1719

You will need your

  • debit card details
  • 11 digit Council Tax account number from the top right hand side of your bill.

We can not take credit card payments by phone.

Pay at the Post Office or PayPoint

Council tax payment card example

The service is free of charge. 

Contact us to ask for a payment card. Card will show your name and Council tax account number. It lasts for several years. You need it to let the shop or Post Office know which account you are paying into.

Find your nearest Post Office.

Search for your nearest PayPoint outlet.

You cannot use your payment card to pay at a bank or building society.