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Ways to pay your Council Tax

Paying by Direct Debit

Direct Debit is the safest and easiest way to pay your Council Tax.

Pay over 10 or 12 monthly payments on either the 1st or 20th of the month.

  • Download a Direct Debit form, complete it and send it to us.
  • Telephone 0300 123 0900 to set up a Direct Debit over the phone (please have your bank details to hand).

Paying online

You can pay your Council Tax online, through our secure online payment facility, using most major credit or debit cards (not Diners Card or American Express).

Your 13 digit Council Tax account number is required to make a payment.

Other ways to pay

By phone

Pay by debit or credit card over the phone on 0300 123 0900:

  • Press option 1 for automated payment facility.
  • Press option 2 to speak to someone before making a payment.

By post

You can send your payment to:

South Ayrshire Council
Corporate Services
County Buildings
Wellington Square
Ayr KA7 1ED

Make cheques and postal orders payable to South Ayrshire Council. Please write your account number on the back of the cheque. Do not send cash.

At a Post Office, Payzone or PayPoint outlet

You can pay your Council Tax at a Post Office, Payzone or PayPoint outlet using the following methods:

  • With a payment card
    If you have a plastic payment card you can pay by cash or cheque at any Post Office or any shop with Payzone or PayPoint outlet. There is no charge for this service.

  • Barcode
    All Council Tax bills and recovery notices have a Barcode on them that can be used to make payment either at our customer service centres or at any Post Office, Payzone or PayPoint outlet.

Paying in person

You can pay your Council Tax at our customer service centres.

By standing order or tele banking

You can pay by standing order or tele banking through your bank. You will require our account and sort codes to do this. Please call the customer contact centre for this information on 0300 123 0900.

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