Choose how to pay Council Tax
You can pay your Council Tax by:
- Direct Debit
- Pay online
- Over the phone
- Internet banking
- At a post office or PayPoint outlet
- In person at a service point
- In a lump sum
View direct debit and card payments privacy notice (PDF 136KB).
Complete the Direct Debit form only if you have registered for Council Tax and have received a Council Tax bill for the property concerned. If you have not registered for Council Tax at the property you must notify us of your change of address in order that your account can be set up.
To set up a new or change a current Direct Debit you will need:
- Council Tax account number (if known)
- bank name, branch and sort code
- bank account number and the name(s) on the account
You can choose for the instalments to come off your account on the 5th or 20th of the month.
When completing a direct debit, any outstanding balances due for previous years will be automatically collected in full as one instalment, unless they are subject to Summary Warrant recovery action. If you don't want this to happen please phone us on 01467 533444 to set up your direct debit for your current year and discuss payment of your account.
When setting up a direct debit, before any amount is taken from your account, we will send you a new Council Tax bill detailing the payment dates and monthly instalments. Please check the bill and contact us immediately if you feel you will have difficulties in making payments.
Completing this form takes around 5 minutes.
To pay Council Tax online please ensure you have your Council Tax reference number to hand.
Pay over the phone
Payment of Council Tax can easily be made by debit or credit card using our Automated Telephone Payment Service. Your Council Tax reference number will be required to make a payment. Phone our automated telephone payment service on 0300 456 0634.
To pay using internet banking the council's bank details are:
Branch: Clydesdale Bank Plc, Principal Branch, 1 Queens Cross, Aberdeen, AB15 4NU
Sort code: 82-60-11
Bank account number: 70002105
Bank account name: Aberdeenshire Council
Please include your Council Tax reference number so that the payment is assigned into your account efficiently to avoid recovery action.
At a post office or PayPoint outlet
If you wish to pay at a Post Office you can do so by presenting your Council Tax bill to the post office staff. If there is any problem when presenting your bill, you will need to contact the Council Tax team who will arrange for a new bill to be issued.
While a new bill will take up to 7 days to arrive with you, until it does, you can make payments online.
Payments made at the Post Office can take up to 7 working days to reach your account. Please ensure you allow sufficient time for your payment to reach your account on the 1st of each month.
If you wish to pay Council Tax arrears for previous years or for a previous property please contact our Council Tax team, otherwise the payment card can only be used for the current year.
In person at a service point
Payment can be made by debit or credit card at service points. Please note we don't accept American Express.
Your payment should reach us by the first day of every month as stated on your bill.
A receipt will be issued on request when making a payment.
In a lump sum
If you elect not to pay by regular monthly instalments, payment of Council Tax can be made in one lump sum on or before the 1st May.