Paying your Council Tax


Pay online

You can pay online using our payment form linked at the top of this page.

We also accept payment of Council Tax through all the following ways:

Direct Debit

The easiest way to pay your Council Tax is by Direct Debit. Paying by Direct Debit takes away the hassle of remembering to write and send in cheques, renew standing orders or queue at a bank.

Once set up the Direct Debit continues each year and you remain protected by the Direct Debit Guarantee. You will be sent a notification in advance of the payments and their due dates.

Arranging to pay your Council Tax by Direct Debit could not be easier. Simply follow our online Direct Debit link and we will issue you with a revised notice once we have confirmed your details. You can also sign up to receive your bills and notices by email on the same screen.

If your bank account needs more than one authorised signatory to approve any new transaction, you will need to make the request for a Direct Debit in writing. Download a Direct Debit Form to complete and post back to us.

If you choose to make your payments by Direct Debit you can choose to do so on the 1st, 8th or 22nd of each month.

By phone

Telephone our 24 hour automated payment line on 01372 732000 to pay using your Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, Solo or Delta cards. Please note we do not accept American Express, Diners Card or JCB cards.

To pay by BACS, telephone banking, Internet banking or standing order

Your bank will ask for our bank details which are:
Sort Code 60-08-01
Account Number 17185998
Account Name Epsom & Ewell Borough Council

Please quote your Council Tax account number which will be shown on your bill, as the reference for each payment you make.

International payments

NatWest, 115 High Street, Epsom, Surrey
Account Number: 171185998
Sort code: 60-08-01
IBAN: GB09NWBK60080117185998

Please quote your Council Tax account number which will be shown on your bill, as the reference for each payment you make.

By post

To the Revenues Section, Town Hall, The Parade, Epsom, Surrey, KT18 5BY

Please send your cheque, crossed and made payable to Epsom & Ewell Borough Council, with your reference number on the reverse of the cheque. Please note that receipts will not be issued. Please check your bank statement to ensure clearance.

Any post-dated cheque will be processed on the day it is received, as a result a cheque may be presented before the due date. The Council accepts no responsibility for any loss of interest or charges incurred.

12 monthly instalments

Council Tax payers can also choose to pay their annual charge over 12 monthly instalments. Payments will be due on the 1st of each month. If you would like to take advantage of this scheme please telephone 01372 732000

Related questions

Q: When do I need to pay?

A: Your Council Tax bill will explain when you need to make your payments. Payment will generally be by monthly instalments due on or by the 1st of the month.

Q: When will my payment show on my account?

A: Direct Debit payments will be credited to your Council Tax account the next working day. For all other payments you must allow extra time for the payment to reach us.

You must pay each instalment on time. If you default you will be issued with a reminder. If instalments are not brought up to date and maintained, you will lose the right to pay by instalments. For further information please see Falling Behind with Payments.