Paying your Council Tax

Page updated on: 15/05/2024

Your council tax is paid in 10 monthly instalments from April, unless you have asked to pay over 12 instalments. If you'd like to set up your payments over 12 months email: Payments are due on or before the 15th of each month unless you have chosen to pay by Direct Debit. If you become liable for Council Tax during the year then your instalments will be adjusted according to the number of payment dates remaining.

The easiest and most convenient way to pay is by Direct debit.

  • You can choose from 3 payment dates - 5th, 15th or 28th of each month.
  • Setting up a Direct Debit is simple and free, and you can cancel them at any time by writing to your bank or building society.
  • You don't have to renew your Direct Debit each year.
  • Direct Debit is guaranteed by the banks and building societies involved, so if a mistake is made you will get a full and immediate refund.

You will be notified in writing of the amounts, dates and frequency of payments to be deducted from your account and of any changes 10 days in advance, to give you time to query them if necessary.

You can set up your Direct Debit over the phone on 01267 228602.

Alternatively, you can set up a direct debitonline. Setting up a direct debit is a quick and easy way to pay your council tax. You will need your council tax account number together with your bank account details.

Set up a Direct Debit

We accept online payments or if you'd prefer call us on 01267 228686. You will need:

  • Account reference
  • Account name
  • Amount you wish to pay

We accept the following types of credit / debit cards - Visa, Mastercard, Switch, Solo, Visa Delta.

Pay Council Tax online  

You can pay at one of the Council’s payment offices:

Please make cheques payable to Carmarthenshire County Council.