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Paying Council Tax in Mid Suffolk

You can pay your Council Tax on receipt of the annual bill, or you have the choice of paying in two half yearly instalments or 10 monthly instalments. If you elect to pay in two half yearly instalments, your first instalment is due in April, and the second instalment in October.  Payment for 10 monthly instalments is due on the 14th of the month. You can arrange to pay over 12 months. To set this up please complete the 

General enquiry form

If you experience any difficulty making payment it is important that you contact us as soon as possible, please do not wait for a reminder to arrive. If you contact us early before recovery proceedings have commenced we can consider your position and it may be possible to agree other arrangements.

Direct Debit

Take the worry out of bill paying and let your bank or building society pay your tax instalments direct to the Council. You can pay on the 1st, 8th 14th or 22nd of each month.

Set up an online direct debit for Council Tax in Mid Suffolk   

Only download a direct debit form if you are unable to complete the form online

Pay Council Tax Online 

You can pay online using your debit or credit card. You will need your Council Tax account number shown on your bill. 

Pay Council Tax online

Using your Credit or Debit Card over the phone

If you would like to pay by your credit or debit card please call 0845 372 4112 (This call will cost you 3 pence per minute plus your phone company’s access charge)  

You will need your Council Tax account number shown on your bill. Payment by credit card will incur an additional charge of 1.5%

Telephone/Internet banking or standing order

The details you will need are:

  • Sort code 30-99-85
  • Account number 00716577

You will also need to quote your Council Tax account number for each payment.  Remember that payments can take a number of working days to reach us.

At a Post Office or Paypoint

You can pay at any Post Office or PayPoint outlet using the barcode on your Council Tax bill. It can take up to 5 working days for your payment to reach us.

Please note that the Post Office can only accept payments under £1,000.

By post 

If you are unable to pay by any of the above methods of payment, you can pay by cheque. Please send your cheque made payable to Mid Suffolk District Council to Customer Services, Babergh & Mid Suffolk District Council, 131 High Street, Needham Market IP6 8DL quoting your name, address and Council Tax account number on the back of the cheque. You can find the account number on the front of your bill. 

Please note we cannot accept post dated cheques.