How can I make a payment of Council Tax?

You can pay your Council Tax by a variety of ways. You can pay by Direct debit, over the telephone, online, in Paypoint outlets and at the Post Office.

You can pay your Council Tax by either 10 or 12 monthly instalments and can choose from 5 payment dates which are 1st, 7th, 15th, 21st or 28th of each month.  The standard instalment scheme will be 10 instalments but if you wish to pay by 12 instalments then please contact us to arrange this for you.  If you are billed later in the year, the number of instalments will be reduced proportionately.  Bills for previous years and ceased liabilities are payable in full within 14 days.  If you choose not to pay by monthly instalments you can contact us and request to pay the whole year's bill on 1st April or pay half on 1st April and half on 1st October.


How and where to pay


By Direct Debit - the Councils preferred method

Direct debit is the best way to pay. Simple, quick and safe. Just give us the details once, and we'll do the rest. So no need to remember to pay. Spread your payments over the year. You can pay over 10 months or over 12 months.   Click here to complete an online Direct Debit form or call 01237 428900 and we can set up your Direct Debit over the phone.


Pay online 

You will need your debit or credit card and your council tax reference number.   You can make a payment by clicking here


Online banking

Make your payment to Torridge District Council, quoting your council tax reference number, using these details:

Bank: Lloyds Bank PLC
Sort Code: 30-90-78
Account Number: 29541760
Account Name: Torridge District Council Receipts



By Telephone

You can pay using our 24 hour automated touch tone telephone service on 0300 7900 215 (option 1).   You need your debit or credit card and your council tax reference number. 



At any post office or Paypoint outlet

You need to take your bill or letter with you and use the long barcode at the top of the page to make payments.   Please note that payments made at a post office may take up to 7 days to show on your account.  It is your responsibility to ensure that payment reaches us by the due date of your instalment.


By post

Make cheques payable to Torridge District Council. Write your name, address and council tax reference number on the back. We don't accept cheques dated in the future. Send your cheque to:


Torridge District Council

PO Box 24, Bideford


EX39 2YS.


Please do not send cash through the post.