How to pay your Council Tax Direct Debit Signing up to the Direct Debit scheme means you don't have to queue up to pay your bill. The scheme offers you complete peace of mind as it is guaranteed by your bank. Set up a Direct Debit Debit or credit card If you want to pay your Council Tax by credit or debit card, you can either: Make a payment online Call our 24 hour payment line on 0845 371 9901. Calls to this number will cost you 3 pence per minute, plus your phone provider's access / call charges. Post Office or any Payzone outlet You can pay by cash or cheque at any Post Office or at any Payzone outlet. There is no charge for this service. To do this you will need a payment card. If you do not have one, you can order a payment card. Standing Order If you prefer to pay your Council Tax by Standing Order, complete a Standing Order Instruction form and send this to your bank.