Did you know, we have a number of self-serve options available on our website, including letting us know you are moving as well as setting up a direct debit or claiming a Single Person Discount. You can also use the Council Tax online account to view your Council Tax account , check your payments and view your Council Tax Bill.

You can use one of the following methods to pay your Council Tax:

Direct Debit

Save time when you pay by Direct Debit.

Millions of Council Tax payers across the UK are already saving themselves valuable time every month by paying their Council Tax automatically by Direct Debit. Just set a Direct Debit up once and you can be confident that the payments will be made automatically, on time, every time.

What’s more, there’s no need to worry in the unlikely event that anything goes wrong. Every payment is fully protected under the Direct Debit Guarantee, ensuring that you will get a full refund from your bank or building society should an error occur.

Paying your Council Tax the Direct Debit way means you can choose which of our four monthly payment dates suits you best. What’s more, because it is automated you won’t have to worry about missing a payment, and yet you stay absolutely in control and can cancel the Direct Debit at any time.

Please complete our online Direct Debit Mandate Form

Online Account - these payments can be made 24 hours a day

  • Your Council Tax Online Account - If you are liable to pay Council Tax, you can now view your account online. The benefits of registering include real-time information, amend contact details and view a full breakdown of your account.


  • If you know how much you need to pay you can still use our Online Council Tax Payments system - You will need your account number that can be found on the front of your annual bill.


Pay by Phone

Call 0300 131 5555 for our 24-hour automated service.

Calls cost no more than calls to geographic numbers (01 or 02).


Payments can be made at most outlets where you see a Payzone/ Paypoint sign. You can pay by cash or debit card.

Remember to take your council tax bill with you every time so that the barcode can be scanned.

Find you nearest PayPoint outlet

Pay at the Post Office

Look out for PayPoint at your Post Office and use your payment card or the barcode on your bill.

Pay at your bank

Alternatively, you can contact your bank and arrange to pay 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 is usually paid in 10 instalments from April to January. If you wish to pay in 12 instalments please contact the Council Tax team via email.

Council Tax contact information

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