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Choose how to pay Council Tax

You can pay your Council Tax by:

View direct debit and card payments privacy notice (pdf 136KB).

Direct Debit

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.

Completing this form takes around 5 minutes.

Set up Direct Debit

Pay online

To pay Council Tax online please ensure you have your Council Tax reference number to hand.

Pay Council Tax online

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.  

Internet banking

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

In person at a collection office

Payment can be made by cash, cheque, debit/credit card at any of our collection offices.

Cheques should be payable to Aberdeenshire Council and your property address and reference number should be noted on the back of your cheque.

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.

At a post office

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 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 April.