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Our online benefit claim and calculator will not be available between 7.00pm on Friday 21 January and 9.00pm on Saturday 22 January due to maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Health Secretary has set out the next steps in the fight against Coronavirus. See the press conference at Youtube: Coronavirus press conference (19 January 2022).

Pay your council tax


There are a number of ways you can pay your council tax.

virus

If you're currently struggling to pay your bills, please see our financial support during Coronavirus outbreak information.

The quickest and easiest way to pay - set up a direct debit.

Pay online

Pay your council tax online using our council tax payment system.

You will need a debit/credit card, and your council tax account number, which is on the front of your bill.

Phone

Contact us on our 24 hour payment line. Pay with your credit or debit card using our automated service. You'll need your card, the account number from the front of your bill and a pen to note your receipt number.

Contact us
Council tax
03000 26 4000
Our address is:
  • Revenues and Benefits
  • PO Box 238
  • Stanley
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH8 1FP

24 hour payment line
0300 456 2771