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Ways to pay your council tax

Coronavirus: Council Tax

Council Tax payers who pay their council tax instalments over 10 months can contact us and we will extend their payments to 12 months in the financial year. Please call us on 01283 508030 or email council.tax@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk to extend your instalment payments.

Council Tax payers who receive Council Tax Reduction due to receiving low incomes will soon be entitled to a reduction in their Council Tax via the Hardship Fund recently announced by Government.

We collect Council Tax on behalf of Staffordshire County Council, Fire, Police and Parishes. It is vitally important that Council Tax payers continue to pay in accordance with the instalments shown on their bills so that local services can continue to be provided and vulnerable people in our society can be supported, especially during the current pandemic.

Pay by direct debit

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 there's no need to remember to pay. Spread your payments over the year. You can pay over 10 months or over 12 months.

Sign up to pay by direct debit

Pay online

You need your debit or credit card and your council tax reference number, which can be found on your bill. Paying like this keeps your costs down, but it means you have to remember when to pay. Why not pay by direct debit instead?

Pay council tax online

Online banking

Make your payment to East Staffordshire Borough Council using the following details:

Bank: The Royal Bank of Scotland
Bank Sort Code: 16-14-70
Bank Account number: 10028206

You will also need to quote your account number, which is shown on the front of your bill.

By phone

Telephone our 24 hour service on (01283) 508223. You will need your debit or credit card and your council tax reference number, which can be found on your bill.

In person

You can pay your council tax at one of the Payzone points in 70 outlets within the East Staffordshire area.

Find you nearest payzone.

You can also pay at one of our Customer Service Centres at:

  • Customer Service Centre, Market Place, Burton upon Trent, or
  • Uttoxeter Library, Uttoxeter.

By post

You can post your payment to:

Revenues Team
PO Box 8045
Burton upon Trent
DE14 9JG

Please write the account number shown on the front of your bill on the back of your cheque or postal order, made payable to “ESBC”. Receipts will only be given if requested and if your bill is sent with the payment.