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Following a steep rise in cases across the region, the whole of the North East has been named as an area that will receive additional support. You can read the latest statement from LA7 leaders. There are no additional restrictions on the area or residents but with cases of Covid higher than ever before everyone is asked to continue to act carefully and responsibly. Further information will be provided as it becomes available. See Covid-19 advice and information for advice on how to stay safe. Thank you for playing your part in helping to keep the North East open and protect others.

Set up or change your council tax direct debit

If you prefer never having to worry about making or missing payments, pay your council tax by direct debit.


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

When you set up or change your council tax direct debit, you have a choice of:

  • how many instalments you pay over the year
  • the date that you want to set your direct debit up for

Your direct debt changes in line with your bill

Once you're set up to pay by direct debit, you don't need to cancel it before you receive your next bill. Your direct debit will automatically change in line with any changes to your bill.

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