Pay your Council Tax by Direct Debit 

You have the option to pay your Council Tax by Direct Debit on four different dates each month: the 1st, 8th, 20th, or 28th.

You can also choose to pay in either 10 or 12 monthly instalments, which may be adjusted based on the number of months remaining in the financial year. 

Setting up a Direct Debit is a simple and convenient way to pay your Council Tax automatically each month. Once you have set up the Direct Debit, you can relax knowing that your payments will be made on time, every time. 

Paying by Direct Debit comes with several advantages, one of which is the protection provided by the Direct Debit Guarantee. If an error occurs, which is unlikely to happen, you will receive a refund for the full amount from your bank or building society. A lot of Council Taxpayers in the UK are already benefiting from paying through Direct Debit, as it saves them a considerable amount of time every month. 

Setting up your Direct Debit couldn't be easier. Simply log in to your Online Council Tax Portal using your unique online key and Council Tax number, both can be found on your last Council Tax bill.   

While you're online and logged on, why not register for e-billing? It’s quick, secure and helps us to reduce our costs so we can continue to provide the services you need. 

Other ways to pay your Council Tax:


If you have the amount to pay, you can easily make use of our Online Payment system. You will need your account number which can be found on your annual bill. 

If you are responsible for paying the Council Tax, you may register yourself to view your account online. The advantages of registration include getting real-time information, and the ability to amend contact details and view a comprehensive breakdown of your account.

Pay By Phone

To make a payment, please call 0300 131 5555 and provide the account/invoice number listed on the front of your bill. Follow the prompts you hear to complete the payment. The payment service is available 24/7.  

Please note that calls cost no more than national rate calls to 01 or 02 numbers, from both landlines and mobile phones. 


Pay By Barcode

You can pay your bills at most outlets displaying Payzone/PayPoint signs. Payments can be made by cash or debit card. To find your nearest Post Office branch, visit their website.  

You can easily check for your nearest PayPoint or Payzone outlet and their opening times by visiting their respective websites.  

Remember to bring your council tax bill with you as the barcode on the front of the bill needs to be scanned during payment. 

Pay at your bank

Alternatively, you can contact your bank and arrange to pay by quoting the following information: 

Reference: The Council Tax account number from your bill 

Payable to: Milton Keynes Council 

Sort Code: 60-14-55 

Bank Account No: 37171542 

Council Tax contact information

Revenues Service, PO Box 5327, Civic, 1 Saxon Gate East, Central Milton Keynes MK9 3EJ