Brentwood Borough Council Council Tax and Benefits - Council Tax - How to Pay

Brentwood Borough Council Council Tax and Benefits - Council Tax - How to Pay

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How to Pay

Twenty Pound NoteFor all methods of payment, other than direct debit your Council Tax is due on the 1st of each month. The Council Tax year runs from 1st April to 31st March of the next year.

An annual Council Tax bill can be paid over:

  • 10 instalments. Your bill will be divided in to 10 equal instalments (your first instalment may vary by a small amount) and you will get a “payment holiday” in February and March.
  • 12 instalments. Your bill will be divided in to 12 equal instalments (the first instalment may vary slightly), so the total amount you pay will be the same but your monthly instalment will be lower. You will not have a February / March “payment holiday”.  If you wish to pay over 12 instalments please call 01277 312 500
  • 2 instalments - to be received by 1st May and 1st September.
  • 1 instalment - payment in full by 1st May.

You can pay your Council Tax by the following methods:

Direct Debit LogoDirect Debit

This is the easiest and simplest way to pay. To set up a direct debit please complete our Direct Debit form. You will need to enter your Council Tax account number and bank details.

Direct debits can be set up for the 1st, 7th, 14th, 21st or 28th of each month

If you want up to 12 instalments, starting in April and ending in March, please call the office on 01277 312 500.

Unless you request otherwise, your direct debit will only relate to future instalments. If you have any arrears outstanding you should contact the office to pay any outstanding amounts.

Once you have set up your direct debit, that’s all you do for this year and every year thereafter.

Faster Payments / Direct Credits

Although the payment will be received into the Council's bank account within 24 hours, please allow 5 days for the Council to credit your Council Tax Account. Payments are due on 1st of each month.

The Council’s bank is:

Lloyds Bank PLC
Sort Code: 30-91-17
Account Number: 01731291
Account Name: Brentwood Borough Council

You should quote your full Council Tax account number as your reference number.

Pay on line - It is easy, quick and secure. To make a payment online, use the link below.

You can pay online by by credit card or debit card - Receive a receipt by email by entering your e-mail address on the payment details page.

If you require further assistance when making an online payment, please call the Customer Enquiries Team on 01277 312500 (during office hours)

Payment by phone

Telephone – 0345 2001173 is our dedicated 24 hour automated telephone line for payments. Calls cost no more than calls to geographic numbers (01 or 02). Calls from landlines are typically charged up to 9p per minute; calls from mobiles typically cost between 3p and 40p per minute depending on your network provider. Calls from landlines and mobiles are normally included in free call packages.

PayPoint logoPayPoint

"PayPoint" can be used to pay your Council Tax (and Housing Rent or Business Rates) at any Post Office, including Sub Post Offices, or at any PayPoint outlet in the UK.

Paying is easy. Just hand your card to the cashier together with your cash or cheque and you will be given a receipt. You will simply be using the card instead of the vouchers you may have used before.  

If you have more than one Council Tax account with the Council, you will receive a separate card to be used for each account. 

To apply for a PayPoint card please complete a PayPoint application form.

Please find below a list of all outlets operating the scheme in the Brentwood area: 

PayPoint Outlets
  
Co-opHigh Street, Ingatestone CM4 9EA
Co-op201 Rayleigh Road, Hutton CM13 1LZ
McCollsEagle Way, Brentwood CM13 3BP
Co-op19 Baytree Centre CM14 4BX
Copperfields26 Copperfield Gardens, Brentwood CM14 4UD
Smokers World96a High Street, Brentwood CM14 4AP
Co-op6 Harewood Road, Brentwood CM15 9PD
Doddinghurst News78 Church Lane, Doddinghurst CM15 0NG
Co-opHutton Road, Shenfield CM15 8NR
Cost Cutter146 Hatch Road, Brentwood CM15 9QB
  
Post Offices 
The Green, Blackmore CM4 0QH 
High Street, Ingatestone CM4 9ET 
Herongate, Brentwood CM13 3PT 
60a Woodland Avenue, Hutton CM13 1HH 
15 Eastham Crescent, Brentwood CM13 2BN 
Kelvedon Common, Brentwood CM14 5TJ 
Brook Street, Brentwood CM14 5LZ 
Warley Road, Brentwood CM14 5HR 
Doddinghurst Road, Brentwood CM15 0QP 
422 Ongar Road, Brentwood CM15 9JN 
8a Harewood Road, Brentwood CM15 9PD 
255 Ongar Road, Brentwood CM15 9DZ 
Shenfield Broadway, Shenfield CM15 8NR 

Payment by post

Cheques and Postal Orders should be made payable to Brentwood Borough Council. Please ensure that your account number, name and address is clearly written on the back of your cheque.

Payment should be sent to:

Financial Services Department, Town Hall, Ingrave Road, Brentwood, Essex CM15 8AY.

Payment by bankers standing order

As payment must be received by the Council by the 1 of the month, please allow 5 days for processing the payment to your account.

The Council’s bank is:

Lloyds Bank PLC

Sort Code: 30-91-17

Account Number: 01731291

Account Name: Brentwood Borough Council

You should quote your full Council Tax account number as your reference number.

As a general rule, the Council does not supply personalised bank or Post Office giro credit slips, as there is not sufficient demand to make the processing of such vouchers cost effective.

Should you become entitled to a refund

If a change in your circumstances results in an overpayment of Council Tax, you may be entitled to a Council Tax refund. We will send you a bill detailing your credit and refund you either automatically to your bank, if you are paying by direct debit or by cheque, on request, if you pay by any other method.

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How to Pay

For all methods of payment, other than direct debit your Council Tax is due on the 1st of each month. The Council Tax year runs from 1st April to 31st March of the next year.

An annual Council Tax bill can be paid over:

  • 10 instalments. Your bill will be divided in to 10 equal instalments (your first instalment may vary by a small amount) and you will get a “payment holiday” in February and March.
  • 12 instalments. Your bill will be divided in to 12 equal instalments (the first instalment may vary slightly), so the total amount you pay will be the same but your monthly instalment will be lower. You will not have a February / March “payment holiday”.  If you wish to pay over 12 instalments please call 01277 312 500
  • 2 instalments - to be received by 1st May and 1st September.
  • 1 instalment - payment in full by 1st May.

You can pay your Council Tax by the following methods:

Direct Debit

This is the easiest and simplest way to pay. To set up a direct debit please complete our Direct Debit form. You will need to enter your Council Tax account number and bank details.

Direct debits can be set up for the 1st, 7th, 14th, 21st or 28th of each month

If you want up to 12 instalments, starting in April and ending in March, please call the office on 01277 312 500.

Unless you request otherwise, your direct debit will only relate to future instalments. If you have any arrears outstanding you should contact the office to pay any outstanding amounts.

Once you have set up your direct debit, that’s all you do for this year and every year thereafter.

Faster Payments / Direct Credits

Although the payment will be received into the Council's bank account within 24 hours, please allow 5 days for the Council to credit your Council Tax Account. Payments are due on 1st of each month.

The Council’s bank is:

Lloyds Bank PLC
Sort Code: 30-91-17
Account Number: 01731291
Account Name: Brentwood Borough Council

You should quote your full Council Tax account number as your reference number.

Pay on line - It is easy, quick and secure. To make a payment online, use the link below.

You can pay online by by credit card or debit card - Receive a receipt by email by entering your e-mail address on the payment details page.

If you require further assistance when making an online payment, please call the Customer Enquiries Team on 01277 312500 (during office hours)

Payment by phone

Telephone – 0345 2001173 is our dedicated 24 hour automated telephone line for payments. Calls cost no more than calls to geographic numbers (01 or 02). Calls from landlines are typically charged up to 9p per minute; calls from mobiles typically cost between 3p and 40p per minute depending on your network provider. Calls from landlines and mobiles are normally included in free call packages.

PayPoint

"PayPoint" can be used to pay your Council Tax (and Housing Rent or Business Rates) at any Post Office, including Sub Post Offices, or at any PayPoint outlet in the UK.

Paying is easy. Just hand your card to the cashier together with your cash or cheque and you will be given a receipt. You will simply be using the card instead of the vouchers you may have used before.  

If you have more than one Council Tax account with the Council, you will receive a separate card to be used for each account. 

To apply for a PayPoint card please complete a PayPoint application form.

Please find below a list of all outlets operating the scheme in the Brentwood area: 

PayPoint Outlets
  
Co-opHigh Street, Ingatestone CM4 9EA
Co-op201 Rayleigh Road, Hutton CM13 1LZ
McCollsEagle Way, Brentwood CM13 3BP
Co-op19 Baytree Centre CM14 4BX
Copperfields26 Copperfield Gardens, Brentwood CM14 4UD
Smokers World96a High Street, Brentwood CM14 4AP
Co-op6 Harewood Road, Brentwood CM15 9PD
Doddinghurst News78 Church Lane, Doddinghurst CM15 0NG
Co-opHutton Road, Shenfield CM15 8NR
Cost Cutter146 Hatch Road, Brentwood CM15 9QB
  
Post Offices 
The Green, Blackmore CM4 0QH 
High Street, Ingatestone CM4 9ET 
Herongate, Brentwood CM13 3PT 
60a Woodland Avenue, Hutton CM13 1HH 
15 Eastham Crescent, Brentwood CM13 2BN 
Kelvedon Common, Brentwood CM14 5TJ 
Brook Street, Brentwood CM14 5LZ 
Warley Road, Brentwood CM14 5HR 
Doddinghurst Road, Brentwood CM15 0QP 
422 Ongar Road, Brentwood CM15 9JN 
8a Harewood Road, Brentwood CM15 9PD 
255 Ongar Road, Brentwood CM15 9DZ 
Shenfield Broadway, Shenfield CM15 8NR 

Payment by post

Cheques and Postal Orders should be made payable to Brentwood Borough Council. Please ensure that your account number, name and address is clearly written on the back of your cheque.

Payment should be sent to:

Financial Services Department, Town Hall, Ingrave Road, Brentwood, Essex CM15 8AY.

Payment by bankers standing order

As payment must be received by the Council by the 1 of the month, please allow 5 days for processing the payment to your account.

The Council’s bank is:

Lloyds Bank PLC

Sort Code: 30-91-17

Account Number: 01731291

Account Name: Brentwood Borough Council

You should quote your full Council Tax account number as your reference number.

As a general rule, the Council does not supply personalised bank or Post Office giro credit slips, as there is not sufficient demand to make the processing of such vouchers cost effective.

Should you become entitled to a refund

If a change in your circumstances results in an overpayment of Council Tax, you may be entitled to a Council Tax refund. We will send you a bill detailing your credit and refund you either automatically to your bank, if you are paying by direct debit or by cheque, on request, if you pay by any other method.