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How to pay your Council Tax

  • Council tax and benefits

The cost of your bill is split into 10 monthly payments. You can extend this to 12 months if that makes it easier for you to manage.

How to make your Council Tax monthly payments

Direct Debit

Setup Direct Debit

You’ve a choice of 6 payment dates 1st, 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th or 25th of the month. You can cancel this arrangement at any time.

You can pay in 10, 11 or 12 instalments. This will only apply to your main bill issued in April. For other bills, you will automatically receive the maximum number of instalments.

Credit or debit card

Pay online now

You’ll need the reference number and postcode from your Council Tax Bill.

Please note due to new legislation effective from 13 January 2018, there will be no charge for payments made by credit or debit card.

Bacs, telephone or internet banking

To use this facility, please pass the following details to your bankers:

Payee: London Borough of Barnet

Sort Code: 60-23-36

Account Number: 82622620 (National Westminster Bank Plc)

Account Reference: See your Council Tax bill. (Starts with a 3 or 4).

It is important that these account details are used for Council Tax payments only.

For International Payments you will need to quote:

BIC or Swift Code: NWBKGB2L

IBAN: GB89NWBK60233682622620

It is important that these account details are only used for Council Tax payments.


Send cheques and postal orders, made payable to London Borough of Barnet to:

London Borough of Barnet 
PO Box 49085 
London, N11 9AG

Please write your account reference on the reverse of the cheque or postal order.

Please do not send any other correspondence to this address.

We do not accept third party or post-dated cheques.

Paypoint outlets

You can use the barcode reference on your bill to pay at any Paypoint outlet.

There’s no charge to pay like this.

Post Office

You can no longer use your barcode to pay your council tax at the Post Office, but the barcode can still be used at any paypoint outlet.

Email us if you wish to settle your account in yearly or half yearly instalments.

If you are having problems setting up payment for your Council Tax call us on 0208 359 2000.


Pay Council Tax Online


  • London Borough of Barnet
  • Revenue Services
    PO Box 2016 Pershore WR10 9BH
  • Tel: 020 8359 2000
  • Email: local.taxation@barnet.gov.uk

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