Paying your Council Tax
We aim to make paying your Council Tax as painless as possible by providing a variety of different ways to pay. Choose the one that suits you best.
Note: From 1 December 2018, you'll no longer be able to pay by cheque at Phoenix House or by sending a cheque in the post. Please see our We're changing the ways you can pay page for more information.
Paying in instalments
Your Council Tax bill is issued each year. It is split into ten monthly payments (instalments), payable from April to January. Your payment must reach us on or before the due date of each month.
If you get a bill part way through the year, you will be required to pay your bill in fewer instalments. The number of instalments will depend on when your bill is sent to you.
Prefer to pay 12 monthly or quarterly instalments?
If you'd like to pay in 12-monthly or quarterly instalments, please call us on 01884 255255.
By Direct Debit
Paying by Direct Debit saves you time and hassle. We offer a choice of payment dates (1st, 15th or 25th of the month) and the Direct Debit Guarantee means that you're always in control of your money. To set up a Direct Debit please fill in our Council Tax Direct Debit payment form.
Our Online payment service enables you to make payments for Council Tax securely over the internet.
By standing order
If you prefer to pay through your bank by Standing Order, please contact your bank and provide them with the following information:
- Your instalment amounts and dates
- The name of our bank account - 'Mid Devon District Council'
- Our bank sort code - 60-21-27
- Our bank account number - 72621192
- Our bank - Nat West
- The branch of our bank - Tiverton
Please remember to provide your bank with your billing number, which you can find on your Council Tax bill.
Call our automated payment line 01884 233000 and follow the prompts to pay your Council Tax.
By cash, debit or credit card using our kiosk, or debit or credit card using our self-service portals, at our office at Phoenix House, Tiverton, see Contact details and opening hours.
Please note, our office closes early at 4.00pm on the third Wednesday of each month.
At any Post Office Ltd
Take your bill along with your payment swipe card to your nearest Post Office. If you're paying by cheque, make the cheque payable to Post Office Ltd. Please note that these payments can take up to seven days to clear.
Take your bill along with your payment swipe card to any PayZone outlet to pay by cash or card.
Request a copy bill or a payment swipe card
We can provide payment swipe cards to customers who pay by cash or cheque. These cards allow you to pay your instalments without the need to remember your billing number. Please Contact us to request a payment swipe card. Payment swipe cards are issued on or around the 20th of each month.
Please also Contact us to request a copy of your most up-to-date bill. You should receive your copy bill within seven days.
Want to receive your Council Tax bill electronically?
If you prefer to receive your bills electronically to save on paper costs, please complete our Council Tax e-billing registration form.