Pay Council Tax

All methods of payment except Direct Debit may take up to five days to reach your account.

Direct Debit

The best way to pay Council Tax is by Direct Debit. You can pay over ten or 12 monthly instalments and choose the date you would like to pay.

Payments are covered by the Direct Debit guarantee.

Set up a Direct Debit

You can also 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 will always be at least 10 working days after we send you the bill.

If you are a current Direct Debit payer, you can change your bank details or payment date online. You only need to set up a direct debit once, new applications for direct debit every year are not required.

Pay online by card

All online card payments are secure.

Pay online

24 hour telephone payments

Phone 0151 606 2345 to pay by credit or debit card.

To make a payment you will need your Council Tax account reference.

Pay by online banking

Please ensure your Council Tax Account Reference is quoted when making online payments through your bank. You will find the Council Tax reference on your Council Tax bill and notices (eight digits long, starting with an 8 or 9).

Use the following bank details:

  • Sort code: 30-15-52
  • Account number: 04201232
  • Account name: Wirral Receipts

Post office payments

Using the barcode printed on your bill, payment may be made at any Post Office in cash or by debit card. 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.

Pay over 12 months instead of ten

Council Tax can be paid in ten or 12 monthly instalments.

To request this change please email your details, including your Council Tax reference number to

Your Council Tax explained

Find out how the council raises and spends Council Tax