Council Tax

How To Pay

12 Month Instalment Plan

You can pay your Council Tax over 12 monthly instalments from April - March inclusive, instead of the current 10 monthly payments. Instalments can only be set to fall within the current financial year. If there are less than 12 instalments available in the current year your bill will be spread over as many instalments as possible.

To request this option please complete the online form.

The annual council tax bill we send you will detail how much Council Tax you have to pay and will also provide you with your account reference number. All council tax payments should be received on or before the date they are due.

Direct Debit Payments

Direct Debit is the easiest way to pay your Council Tax. We offer a choice of payment dates – 1st, 10th or 20th of the month or ½ yearly (2 instalments 1st April & 1st September).

Reasons to change to Direct Debit:

  • It is a more convenient way to pay.
  • It helps you budget for the future.
  • It saves you money on postage and stationery.
  • It avoids travelling expenses and queuing.
  • You do not have to complete a new form every year, unless you change Bank or Building  Society or move house.
  • You will be notified at least ten working days before your first instalment is debited.
  • You can cancel a Direct Debit at any time.

All payments are governed by the Direct Debit Guarantee.

Set up a Direct Debit online.

Download a Direct Debit instruction form  (PDF 63.75KB, 1 page) complete the form and email it to us at council.tax@iow.gov.uk. Alternatively you can post your completed form to us, our address can be found in the contact tab above.

Internet Payments

You can pay via the internet with your Debit Card.  Pay Online  utilise the 24-hour payment facility.

Online Banking

You can pay your Council Tax via online banking or by standing order using the bank details below:

Bank: Lloyds

Account Number 14867260

Sort Code 30-80-12

Please quote your 8 digit account reference number when making a payment online (please quote all numbers and letters but remove the hyphen)

24 Hour Automated Telephone Payment

To make a payment using our automated telephone service please call 03450450076.  You will need to have your Council Tax  account number to hand when making the payment.

By allpay

Pay your bill via the allpay App. Download the app from the following websites: App Store or Google play using an Apple or Android Smartphone wherever there is a mobile signal.  Use the 19 digit number from the bar code on the front of your council tax bill.

You can pay in cash, debit/ credit at any shop where you see the PayPoint logo free of charge. You must take your bill or payment card with you when you go to pay.

Post Office

You can use the barcode on the front of your Council Tax bill at any Post Office free of charge and can pay by cash or debit/credit card.