Choose How to Pay
Making a payment to Basildon Council is becoming easier with more choices available. Pay council tax and/or rent via e-Services, a direct debit or recurring payment or pay online. More information is available below.
Setting up a Direct Debit
Direct Debits are the most convenient way to pay. Choose your payment date and relax, Basildon Council will take your payments as scheduled, so you have peace of mind your bills are being paid on time.
Payments can be made in full once a year or divided into instalments paid twice a year or 10/12 monthly instalments. Please note - if you have two unpaid Direct Debit payments in one financial year, this option will be withdrawn and you will have to pay Council Tax via a different method.
Choose your monthly payment dates from:
Create a Recurring Payment
Recurring Payments are similar to a Direct Debit, with a few technical differences. Like a Direct Debit, Recurring Payments are taken on an agreed date i.e. the first of every month.
Visit the link below to find out the differences between a Direct Debit and Recurring Payment plus how to create a payment.
Pay by Instalments
Council tax can be paid over 12 monthly instalments on the 6th of each month.
Using e-Services for Payments
For more frequent payments, you may consider a direct debit or recurring payment to be more useful. Then, you have peace of mind your bills are being paid on time and you don't need reminders to go online every month.
Instead of paying online when your invoices are due, sign into e-Services for more flexibility including:
- Reminders when your direct debits are due
- Change your billing dates and bank details when you need to
- Apply for any council tax refunds and discounts
Pay Securely Online
A growing number of services are accepting online payments via Basildon Council's websites. This is convenient for one-off payments such as Car Parking Fines. Other services are available, including;
- Business Rates
- Council Tax
- Housing/garage rents
During COVID-19, we're unable to accept cash payments at the Basildon Centre. We apologise for any inconvenience, this is a measure taken to protect staff during the pandemic. We recommend paying online or making a cash payment at your bank, as below.
Cash payment at the bank
Please make your council tax payment to the following account:
- Sort code 30-80-12
- Account number 1831 7060
Please remember to include your correct reference number, so we can make sure your account is credited. Depending on what you're paying, this is:
- an invoice number from Basildon Council
- a Council Tax account reference number
- a Council housing/garage rent reference number
Post Office or PayPoint
Take your Council Tax bill to any Post Office or PayPoint outlet and scan the barcode on your bill.