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Paying your Council Tax online is quick and easy to do. You can pay online or using any of the payment methods below, pay in one go or up to 12 instalments.

Your instalment plan will be shown on your bill, along with your chosen method of payment. You can change your method of payment at any time.

Make sure you pay your Council Tax on time, otherwise you won't be able to pay by instalments and you will have to pay the full amount in one go or even worse, incur extra legal costs if legal proceedings are issued against you. 

Learn more about ways to pay your Council Tax below:

Use the secure Council Tax pay online link.

This is the most efficient way of paying and helps to keep costs down. To sign up for Direct Debit, register with My Account, our online Council Tax portal.

Once registered, go to the 'Change to Direct Debit' section to complete the process.

If you are already registered, you simply need to sign in to your account in future.  

Not all Bank or Building Society accounts are suitable for Direct Debit. If you are unsure, please check with your Bank or Building Society.

You can make payments using your debit or credit card on the automated payment line 0151 934 4697. Please follow the instructions given. All major credit cards are accepted except American Express, Diners Card and Electron.

If paying by credit/debit card by telephone, it is advisable to call from a landline rather than by mobile phone for greater security.

You can also pay at Bootle One Stop Shop, but unfortunately there are no payment facilities at The Atkinson in Southport.

You can also pay by post – please send your cheque to the following address but please do not send cash :    

Sefton Council,

PO Box 33,


L20 3SX.

Cheques must be made payable to Sefton Council and crossed A/C Payee Only. You must write your Council Tax account number on the reverse. Please do not send your demand with your payment. If you require a receipt, please send a stamped addressed envelope.

If payment is made in cash always obtain a receipt. 

Always produce your demand when making payments at the Bootle One Stop Shop.

Payments can be made at Post Offices and Payzone outlets using a swipe payment card. If you wish to pay your Council Tax over the counter at a Post Office or at a Payzone outlet and you do not already have a swipe payment card, please contact 0345 140 0845. You will not require a new card for each financial year, but will need to request one if your account number changes for any reason.

Allow 5 days when paying at a Bank/Post Office or via the internet for payment to reach the Council in time.

View the Payzone website to find your nearest Pay Zone outlet.

Please remember to quote your Council Tax account number as your reference and allow 5 days for your payment to be credited to your council tax account.

Credit to: National Westminster Bank PLC,
Corner of Longmoor Lane/ Cedar Road,
Liverpool, L9 0EG
Sort code: 60-20-23
Account No: 93226691
Account: Sefton MBC Council Tax



Last Updated on Friday, May 10, 2024

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