Pay your council tax

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Pay your council tax by direct debit

Direct debit is the easiest way to pay. It's simple, safe and you only need to give us your details once. We ask for payment from your bank on the second of the month. Or the nearest working day if the second is on a weekend or bank holiday.

Council tax is usually paid in 10 instalments due on or before the second of each month from April through to January. You can pay your council tax over 12 months, instead of 10. Email to make a request.

Download the Icon for pdf direct debit mandate [334.68KB]. Complete it and send to Guildford Borough Council, Millmead House, Millmead, Guildford GU2 4BB.


Pay your council tax using your debit or credit card 

Pay by phone

Make a payment by calling 0330 123 0081. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can use your debit or credit card to pay.

Pay by standing order or online banking

Pay by standing order or online banking by using the account details below. Remember to always quote your council tax account number.

The bank details for council tax are:
Sort code: 40-22-26
Bank account number: 21850652

HSBC customers 

If you bank with HSBC, you can transfer payment from your bank account into the council's bank account.

Contact your branch and transfer to our bank account number 21850652.