Pay your council tax
Pay your council tax online.
Paying by direct debit
You can pay by direct debit which is the easiest and most secure way of paying your council tax bill. As well as helping us to keep the council tax down you can be guaranteed that you will not miss a payment.
You have a choice of when you pay. The standard 10 monthly instalments are due on the 15th of the month (April to January inclusive), but with direct debit you can pay on the 1st, 15th or 30th of the month, whichever suits you best.
You can change your instructions whenever you wish. If at any time in the future you want to stop paying by direct debit, write to us and your bank to cancel your direct debit instruction.
Your council tax is due in monthly instalments. Please note that if you pay by monthly instalments you must make all payments on or before the due date, otherwise you may need to pay the full bill.
If you wish to pay by direct debit, please contact High Peak Borough Council by telephone and this can be set up on your account straight away, alternatively if you would like to complete a Council Tax Direct Debit mandate, please download and complete the form at the end of this page and return to High Peak Borough Council, PO Box 136, Buxton, SK17 1AQ.
Making cash payments
We provide a plastic swipe card for making payment at any Post Office or other outlet displaying the PayPoint sign. Please contact us and we will arrange for a swipe card to be issued to you. Cash cannot be accepted at council offices.
If you are a council tenant, you will automatically be sent a swipe card to pay your rent. Anyone wanting a swipe card for any other payment will need to apply for one.
You should pay the instalments on or before the dates shown on your Bill / Special Payment Arrangement Letter. You can pay using the methods detailed below.
Please ring 0845 129 4858 to make payments by Switch or Delta.
You can pay IN FULL through Access, Visa, Mastercard or Eurocard by ringing 0845 129 4858. Please note that the use of credit cards is only permitted where full account balances are being made. From 1st April 2010, there is a charge of £2.50 for each payment by credit card.
Ask your Bank/Building Society to make payment to the council’s account using the following details:
Branch 2 Spring Gardens, Buxton
Sort Code 60-04-18
Credit High Peak Borough Council
Account Number 10567828
It is essential that your Bank/Building Society quotes your account reference number, as shown on your Bill / Special Payment Arrangement letter, with every payment.
Over the phone
Payment can be made through an automated 24 hour payment line - please ring 0845 129 8117 and follow the instructions given.
At the bank
Payments can be made at branches of the NatWest Bank in the High Peak. You will need to use their paying-in slips. From 1 April 2010, NatWest will charge £10.00 for each payment.
Cheques should be made payable to 'High Peak Borough Council' and posted to High Peak Borough Council, PO Box 136, Buxton, SK17 1AQ.
Please write your account number on the reverse of your cheque. Post-dated cheques cannot be accepted.
Last updated: 9th May 2013