Council Tax - How to pay
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to pay your Council Tax bill
If you have received a Council Tax bill you will be offered
instalments over which to pay it. Each instalment will be due
on 1st of the month unless you pay by Direct Debit where the 1st,
16th and 28th of the month is also offered.
It is very important that instalments are paid on time. If
they are not you may be subject to recovery action.
Barrow Borough Council offers a variety of payment methods for
On request, you can pay over 12 monthly instalments rather than
10. To arrange this please contact 01229 404242 quoting your
Direct Debit is by far the easiest way to pay your Council
The benefits of Direct Debit are:
- Choice of payment date, 1st, 16th or 28th of the month
- Paid over 10 monthly instalments
- No queues
- No cheques to write
- No postage
- Efficient, meaning lower collection costs and lower Council Tax
- No need to remember to pay
- 10 working days notice of any changes
We have the facility to set
up your Direct Debit online. If you prefer you
can print a Council Tax
Direct Debit Mandate. Completed Mandates need to be
returned to: Barrow Borough Council, Customer Services, Town Hall,
Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA14 2LD.
We also have the facility to set up Direct Debits over the
phone. Just telephone our Customer Services Centre on
01229 404242 and provide your bank details and Council Tax
If you choose to pay by Direct Debit you are protected by
the Direct Debit Guarantee.
The Direct Debit
- This Guarantee is offered by all banks and building societies
that accept instructions to pay Direct Debits
- If there are any changes to the amount, date of frequency of
your Direct Debit Barrow Borough Council will notify you 10 working
days in advance of your account being debited or as otherwise
agreed. If you request Barrow Borough Council to collect a
payment, confirmation of the amount and date will be given to you
at the time of the request
- If an error is made in the payment of your Direct Debit by
Barrow Borough Council or your bank or building society you are
entitled to a full and immediate refund of the amount paid from
your bank or building society. If you receive a refund you
are not entitled to, you must pay it back when Barrow Borough
Council asks you to
- You can cancel a Direct Debit at any time by simply contacting
your bank or building society. Written confirmation may be
required. Please also notify us.
Link to online 24 hours a day online
The site is safe and secure and payments can be made with most
major credit or debit cards.
If you wish to pay by standing order and set up payments direct
into our bank account, please provide your bank with the following
- Account number: 01159372
- Sort Code: 40-09-14
- Branch: HSBC, 104 Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria
- You MUST quote your full Council Tax Account number (shown on
your Council Tax bill) on all direct bank payments to allow them to
be identified correctly.
Standing order payments must be made on the 1st of the
You can pay over the phone. To do this call the
Customer Services Centre Operator Assisted Telephone Payments on
01229 876390 or our automated telephone service on 0845 603
1510. Cards accepted are Mastercard, Visa credit/charge
cards, Visa debit cards, Switch card.
At any PayPoint outlet or Post
You can now make payments at any PayPoint outlet, including the
Post Office. Your annual bill and any subsequent bills you
may receive will have a barcode on the top left hand
corner. This barcode will be unique to your Council Tax
account. They will scan the barcode on the bill and this will
guarantee the payments go to your Council Tax account.
Should you misplace your bill you can get a replacement by
contacting the Customer Services Centre on 01229 404242.
There is no charge for making payments this way, although
payments can take up to 3 working days to show on your Council Tax
Please send cheques made payable to Barrow Borough
Council. All cheques MUST have the relevant Council Tax
account number written on the back.
Please send postal payments to: Barrow Borough Council, Town
Hall, Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA14 2LD
Receipts will only be issued on request.
When paying by post please take into account the time it will
take for the payment to reach us and for the cheque to clear.