Richmondshire District Council

Council tax payments

Late Payments If you don't pay an instalment by the due date, you may have to pay the rest of the year's council tax in one amount, plus costs.

You should make payments as shown on your bill. You can make fewer payments than stated but you must make sure you pay in advance of the instalments due. For example, half-yearly payments will be accepted if the first five instalments are paid on or before 1 April and the remaining five on or before 1 September.

You can also pay in full on or before the date of the first instalment shown on your bill.

And you can now choose to spread your payments over 12 months instead of ten. Contact us before 15 March so that we can send you a new bill in time.

Pay online

You can pay your council tax bill online using our payment portal.


Pay your council tax 

Direct Debit

If you want to pay monthly by Direct Debit, call us on 01748 829100, or set up a Direct Debit instruction online.

Direct Debit is simple, convenient and safe. Visit the Direct Debit website to find out how it works, the benefits and the safeguards that will help you manage your finances effectively.

Debit or credit card

You can pay by debit or credit card. Call 0845 078 1191. Lines are open all day, every day of the year and will cost three pence per minute, plus your phone company’s access charge.


You can pay by cash at our community offices. Always keep your receipt and don't send cash in the post.

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