Direct Debit is the most efficient and convenient way to pay your council tax.

Normally, collections will be over ten monthly instalments on the first working day of each month (April to January), but you can opt to pay on a number of different dates and you can also pay weekly if that is more convenient for you.

Setup a Direct Debit*

*You will be redirected to our council tax self-service.

If you wish to apply for Direct Debit by post, you can download our Icon for pdf Direct Debit Mandate Form and send it to us. Alternatively, you can contact the council tax team and we will take your account details.

If you start paying by Direct Debit part way through the financial year you will need to make sure that your payments are up to date.

Alternative ways to pay

Make one-off card payments online towards your council tax or setup a Direct Debit.
Pay your council tax by instructing your bank to pay set amounts in to your council tax account at regular intervals.
You can pay using your debit or credit card over the telephone.
Cash payments can be made at a range of locations in Welwyn Hatfield.
Cheque payments are accepted for council tax.