How to pay your Council Tax
Set up a Direct Debit
The best way to pay Council Tax is by Direct Debit. You can pay your bill in 10 or 12 monthly instalments if you pay by Direct Debit.
If you pay by Direct Debit you can choose from a range of dates when you would like to pay - the 5th, 12th, 20th or 28th of each month.
- Or call 0151 606 2002 and have your bank details ready.
- Print off and complete a mandate to instruct your bank. Once we have received your instruction, we will speak to 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, manage your account online and have your Council Tax account number and bank details ready.
24 hour telephone payments
Call (0151) 606 2345 to pay by credit or debit card.
To make a payment, you will need to have your Council Tax payment reference number ready and know the amount you wish to pay.
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.
Post Office Payments
Using the barcode printed on your bill, payment may be made at any Post Office in cash. There is no charge for this service.
Using the barcode printed on your bill, payment may be made in cash at any outlet displaying
the PayPoint logo. There is no charge for this service.
All methods of payment except Direct Debit may take up to five days to reach your account.
Visit any of our One Stop Shops
Pay your Council Tax 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 in Birkenhead.
Formal verification of identity will be needed for cash payments of £1000 and above or the payment will not be accepted.
Manage your account online
Your Council Tax bill explained