Find out about and choose how to pay your council tax.

Direct debit

The quickest and easiest way to pay your council tax is by direct debit. 

Pay by direct debit

Online

Paying online is quick and easy. You will need your 12-digit reference number shown on your bill.

Pay online

By phone

You can make a payment using the council's 24-hour automated payment freephone line.

  • Telephone: 0800 180 4464

You will need your 12-digit reference number shown on your bill.

Telephone and internet banking

Alternatively, you can arrange payment through your bank either by telephone or internet banking to the following council bank account:

  • sort code: 56-00-69
  • account number: 44470339

Make sure to give your 12-digit reference number so the payment reaches your council tax account.

Using the barcode on your bill

A barcode now appears on the front and back of all council tax bills.

Using the barcode, you can pay your council tax at any PayPoint outlet or Post Office. You can also use the barcode or 12-digit council tax reference number to pay at Wolverhampton Homes or the Civic Centre reception. 

Please note it may take a few working days for this payment to reach your account. You need to make sure that any payment is made in good time to allow for this.

By post

You can send a cheque/postal order made payable to Wolverhampton City Council by post.

Banking Services
City of Wolverhampton Council
P.O. Box 260
Wolverhampton
WV1 1RZ

Please write your name, address and account number on the back of the cheque/postal order. 

Are you on the right payment plan?

Did you know that we offer a range of Direct Debit and non-Direct Debit payment plans to suit your budget? Choose from:

  • Monthly - pick from the 1st, 8th, 15th or 25th of each month.
  • Fortnightly - due on a Friday and starting on 1st or 2nd week in the month.
  • Weekly - due on a Friday.

If you want to change your payment plan all you need to do is follow these simple steps:

  1. Pick the type of payment plan you want (monthly, fortnightly or weekly) and payment start date.

  2. Call 01902 551166 or e-mail us at council.tax@wolverhampton.gov.uk. You can also go online if you wish to set up a Direct Debit.

  3. You can also view and pay your council tax bill online. To do this you will need your council tax reference number and your debit or credit card details.

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