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Pay your Council Tax

There are a number of different ways you can pay your Council Tax.

Use our secure online payment system to pay your Council Tax bill.

You will need the following:

  • your Council Tax account number 
    (an 8 digit number starting with a '1' or '2' found on the top right hand corner of your bill)
  • your Debit or Credit Card
  • the amount you want to pay

pay online

You can set up a direct debit to pay your Council Tax directly from your bank account every month. Use our online Direct Debit facility​Link opens in a new window  to set one up.  
In additional to setting up a direct debit you can also view your own Council Tax Account which will give you details on:

  • how much you need to pay,
  • when you need to pay, 
  • payments you have made, and
  • any charges that are due. 

You can also make an application for a refund if your account is in credit.

apply online

​Existing charge payers: You can amend your account details, select a preferred payment date from a list and even extend your instalments. 

We will give you 14 days’ notice in writing before making any changes to your annual payments.

You can use a debit or credit card to pay over the phone. This is a 24 hour automated payments system.

You will need to have the following to hand before you call:

  • your Council Tax account number (found on the top right hand corner of your bill)
  • your Debit or Credit Card
  • the amount you want to pay

Phone 029 2087 2087 and press option 1 for the Council Tax menu. Follow the prompts to make your payment.

You can choose to speak to one of our customer service advisors about your bill. Please note this is not a 24 hour service and only applies during call centre opening hours​Link opens in a new window

Please send payments by cheque with your name, address and council tax account number to: 


Cardiff Council
PO Box 9000
CF10 3WD

Cheques should be crossed and made payable to Cardiff Council. 


Post-dated cheques are not accepted.

Please ask if you need a receipt.

Please do not send cash by post.

You can pay your Council Tax at all post offices (by cash or cheque) and at shops displaying the PayPoint sign (by cash only).


You will need a Council Tax payment card. Please call 029 2087 2087 to request one.

You can pay your bill straight into the Council's bank account:


Lloyds Bank Plc
1 Queen Street
CF10 2AF
Sort code 30-91-63
Account number 01467509
Please remember to quote your Council Tax account number.

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