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Pay your council tax

You can pay in many ways including online, Direct Debit or by phone

Pay by Direct Debit

You can pay by Direct Debit which is the easiest and most secure way of paying your council tax bill. You can choose to pay on the 1st, 15th or 30th of each month, over 10 or 12 instalments.

If you need to change your instalment dates, or bank account details, please call us on 0345 605 3011.


Paying online is easy and secure.  We accept all major credit and bank cards.

You will need your council tax account number which you will find on your council tax bill.

By Phone

You can make payment using all major credit and debit cards by phoning our 24 hour automated payment line 0345 605 3016.  Please note there will be a charge of 1.3% on credit card payments.

By cheque

Cheques should be made payable to:

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council
PO Box 136
SK17 1AQ

Please write your account number on the reverse of your cheque. Post-dated cheques cannot be accepted.

Making cash payments (via a swipe card)

We provide a plastic swipe card for making payment at any Post Office or specified PayPoint outlets. Cash cannot be accepted at council offices.