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Council Tax - How to Pay

Council Tax bills can be paid in ten or twelve monthly instalments, due on the first of the month. To benefit from 12 monthly instalments in 2016/17 please contact Customer Services by 15 April 2016. After this date it may not be possible to pay your bill over 12 months in this financial year.

Direct Debit

A safe and convenient way to pay for most people.

  • You have a choice of two dates - the 1st or 20th of each month
  • You receive at least 14 days notice of when your bank account will be debited and by how much
  • You are guaranteed a full and immediate refund from your bank in the unlikely event of anything going wrong
  • You can cancel the Direct Debit at any time, so you stay in control.  You can forget queues, cheques and stamps
  • You do not have to complete a new mandate each year, the same one carries on

Please complete and return the direct debit instruction enclosed with your bill to Craven District Council, 1 Belle Vue Square, Broughton Road, Skipton, BD23 1FJ.

Alternatively, telephone Customer Services on 01756 700600 and we can set up your direct debit over the telephone - you will need to have your bank account details ready.

Pay online

Secure online payments can be made using your debit or credit card using this link: Pay Council Tax Online

By telephone 01756 700600

This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Please have your Council Tax account number and your credit/debit card details ready. We are unable to accept payments on the following cards:  American Express, and Diners Card. Also, please note there is now a charge of 1.8% on any Credit Card transactions.

(Telephone calls may be recorded for training and monitoring purposes)

At your Local Post Office and any Pay Point outlet

Payment can be made by Allpay.net smart card with no additional cost to you. You can request an Allpay.net card by telephoning Customer Services on 01756 700600.  You will need to have your Council Tax account number ready. For more information about your nearest Pay Point Outlet please go to the Allpay website, http://www.allpay.net/.  
If you do not have a smart card, you can still pay at your local Post Office, quoting Girobank No. 6080324, but there may be an additional charge for this service.

By post

Send your cheque payments to Craven District Council, 1 Belle Vue Square, Broughton Road, Skipton, BD23 1FJ.  Cheques should be made payable to Craven District Council, quoting your Council Tax account number, the first line of your address and your post code on the back of the cheque.

In person

We accept payments by cheque, debit or credit card.  (We are unable to accept payments on the following cards:  American Express, Diners Card) Please note there is now a charge of 1.8% on any Credit Card transactions.

Take your bill to Customer Services at 1 Belle Vue Square, Broughton Road, Skipton, BD23 1FJ.

Standing Order

Take your bill to your Bank or Building Society and ask them to set up a standing order in line with the payment details shown on the front of your bill.   

If you wish, you can download a copy of the Standing Order, complete and sign it and take it to your Bank or Building Society - not us.  The Council's bank account details, which you will need to quote on the Standing Order form, are:

Account Number 00654605
Sort Code 30-91-12

You will also need to quote your Council Tax account number when setting up your standing order.   Please ensure that your bank account is debited at least 10 days before the instalment due date so that payment reaches us on time.

At your bank

Payment can be made at some banks quoting the Council's bank details:

Account Number 00654605
Sort Code 30-91-12

You will need to have your Council Tax account number ready.