How to pay your Council Tax

Paying by instalments

2014-15 Council Tax bills can be paid in 10 or 12 monthly instalments.

If you wish to pay in 12 instalments (April 2014 to March 2015) the April instalment must be paid as detailed on your Council Tax bill. Please contact us and we will send you a new notice with revised instalments to March 2015. The instalments will be calculated on the remaining months in a financial year ending March.

All methods of payment except direct debit may take up to five days to reach your account.


Set up a Direct Debit

By far the best way to pay Council Tax is by Direct Debit, and now you don't even need to complete any forms to do so. Just apply on line or call 0151 606 2002 and have your bank details ready.

Choice of dates are available if you pay by direct debit - you can choose the 5th, 12th, 20th or 28th of each month.

If you prefer, you can print a mandate which can be returned in the post to the address on the form. Once we have received your instruction, we will make arrangements with your bank and send you a revised bill. The first monthly instalment under the Direct Debit plan will always be at least 10 working days after we send you the bill.

If you are a current Direct Debit payer and need to change your Direct Debit details, call 0151 606 2002 and have your Council Tax account number and bank details ready.


Pay Online

Pay by credit or debit card on our website.


24 hour telephone payments

Call (0151) 606 2345 to pay by credit or debit card.


Online Banking

If you want to set up a payment using your online banking facility the Council’s banking details are as follows:

Sort Code – 30-15-52
Account Number – 04201232
Account name – Wirral Receipts

Please quote your Council Tax Reference Number (8 digits long starting with an 8 or 9) which is detailed on your bill or reminder.


By visiting any of our One Stop Shops

At any of our One Stop Shops using your debit or credit card.

Cash or Cheque payments can only be made at our Cashiers Office at the Conway One Stop Shop, Birkenhead.

Formal verification of identity will be needed for cash payments of £1,000.00 and above or the payment will not be accepted.


Post Office Payments

Post Office Logo

If a Bar Code is printed on your bill, payment may be made at any Post Office in cash.  There is no charge for this service.



PayPoint Logo

If a Bar Code is printed on your bill, payment may be made in cash at any outlet displaying the PayPoint logo. There is no charge for this service.