Make a payment of Council Tax
You can pay your Council Tax by many methods but the easiest way to pay regularly is by monthly Direct Debit.
Make sure you have your Council Tax account number to hand when you want to make a payment. You'll find that on your bill.
Pay now via our website
You can make payment 24 hours a day. Please click on this link to make a secure payment.
Pay by Direct Debit
Save yourself time and money by paying by Direct Debit, this is also our preferred method of receiving your payments as it is the most cost effective method of collection.
Please telephone us on 01803 861275 and our Customer Services Team will be able to set one up for you over the telephone. We can offer you a choice of payment dates:
- 1st of the month
- 15th of the month
- 28th of the month
Pay by Debit Card or Credit Card
You can make payment 24 hours a day by calling our automated payment line on 0300 3330003*.
Please note that an additional charge of 1.5% will be payable on all credit card transactions.
Pay by Standing Order, internet banking or in person at a bank, building society or Post Office
The council's bank account details are:
South Hams District Council
You must quote these details when making the payment. Your reference number for the payment will be your Council Tax account number.
A fee may be chargeable for each transaction and you should check this before you make your payment
Pay in person
The council accepts payments at the reception at Follaton House, Totnes from Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 5:00pm.
Click here for information on How to Find Our Offices. Cheque's should be made payable to "South Hams District Council" and crossed 'a/c payee'. Please write your Council Tax account number on the back of your cheque.
From April 1st 2015 you will be able to make payments via PayPoint outlets and Post Offices using the bar-code on your bill. Only cash and cheque payments can be accepted by this method with a minimum payment of £5.00. Please keep your receipt safe.
To find your nearest payment outlet, visit: http://www.allpay.net/outlets
Please send your payment to South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5NE. Cheque's should be made payable to "South Hams District Council" and crossed 'a/c payee'. Please write your Council Tax account number on the back of your cheque. Receipts will not be issued for payment by cheque, unless specifically requested.
Do not send cash through the post. A receipt will not be issued unless a stamped addressed envelope is supplied.
* For more information on call charges please see the Ofcom publication Number Crunching [55kb].