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You can pay your Council Tax by Direct Debit, online, on the phone, by cheque, at a bank or post office.

Direct Debit

Direct Debit is the safest and most convenient way to pay your Council Tax. We offer a choice of payment dates: 1st, 15th or 25th day of each month.

You can setup or change an existing Direct Debit online.

For Bournemouth residents:

For Christchurch residents:

For Poole residents:

Pay online

Make a secure, credit or debit card payment online. You will need your council tax reference number.

When using this payment method, it will show on your bank statement as: ‘Online payment BCP Council’.

By phone

Call 01202 672 932 to make a secure, debit or credit card payment on our 24-hour automated payment service.

Online banking

You can pay us with online banking. You’ll need this information:

  • account name: BCP Council – Income
  • sort code: 20-68-95
  • bank account number: 20627437
  • your Council Tax reference number


We cannot accept cash in person or via post. To pay by cheque, it must be made payable to BCP Council, and have your Council Tax reference written on the back.

Send your cheque to:

Income & Banking Team
BCP Council Civic Centre
Bourne Avenue

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