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Pay your Council Tax

The easiest way to pay your Council Tax is by Direct Debit, but you can also pay online.

Council Tax can normally be paid in ten monthly instalments from 1 April, or as shown on your bill. Payments are due on or before the 1st of each month.

You can set up a Direct Debit for your Council Tax online. We'll give you at least 10 days notice before we take the first payment. If you prefer, you can also call us to set this up or complete a paper application form.

If you have a Council Tax online account you can make payments and view your statement 24 hours a day. In the future we are planning to send out bills by email. Why not register for an online account now? You'll just need your eight digit Council Tax account number.

Other ways to pay

Internet or phone banking

Please quote your Council Tax account number shown on your bill.

You'll also need the following details:

Sort code: 30-80-12
Bank name: Lloyds Bank
Account name: Runnymede Borough Council
Account number: 11208060

Phone

You can pay using a credit or debit card, 24 hours a day on 01932 425030 / 425031.

You'll be charged a transaction fee if paying by credit card, but there's no fee for debit card payments.

Post Office and PayPoint outlets

You can take your Council Tax bill into any Post Office or shop with a PayPoint facility, nationwide.

Post Offices accept cash, debit cards and cheques. Payments by cheque must be made payable to 'Post Office Ltd' and crossed 'A/C Payee Only'.

PayPoint outlets will only accept cash. There's no fee for this service.

Here are some shops with PayPoint facilities:

  • Carlton, 77 Station Road, Addlestone, Surrey KT15 2AR
  • The Co-op Group, 51-53 Green Lane, Addlestone, Surrey KT15 2TX
  • Martins, 3 Ongar Parade, Addlestone, Surrey KT15 1JH
  • Coopers News, 8a Brox Road, Ottershaw, Surrey KT16 0HL
  • J C Chandler, 107 Guildford Street, Chertsey, Surrey KT16 9AS
  • Jensen's Newsagents, 49 Guildford Street, Chertsey, Surrey KT16 9BA
  • Oasis, 56 Bond Street, Englefield Green, Surrey TW20 OPY
  • BK Food & Wine, 134 Thorpe Lea Road, Egham, Surrey TW20 8BL
  • Egham Express, 99 High Street, Egham, Surrey TW20 9HQ

  • Late payments

    If your Council Tax payment is late you'll receive a reminder shortly after the due date. A maximum of two reminders will be issued in any financial year after which you may lose your right to pay by instalments. You would then have to pay the balance owed for the remainder of the year at once.

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