Choose how to pay Council Tax

You can pay your Council Tax by:

View direct debit and card payments privacy notice (PDF 136KB).

Direct Debit

Complete the Direct Debit form only if you have registered for Council Tax and have received a Council Tax bill for the property concerned. If you have not registered for Council Tax at the property you must notify us of your change of address first, so that your account can created and a bill sent to you.

To set up a new or change a current Direct Debit you will need:

  • Council Tax account number (if known)
  • bank name, branch and sort code
  • bank account number and the name(s) on the account

You can choose for the instalments to come off your account on the 5th or 20th of the month.

When completing a direct debit, any outstanding balances due for previous years will be automatically collected in full as one instalment, unless they are subject to Summary Warrant recovery action. If you don't want this to happen please phone us on 01467 533444 to set up your direct debit for your current year and discuss payment of your account.

When setting up a direct debit, before any amount is taken from your account, we will send you a new Council Tax bill detailing the payment dates and monthly instalments. Please check the bill and contact us immediately if you feel you will have difficulties in making payments.

Completing this form takes around 5 minutes.

Set up Direct Debit

Pay online

To pay Council Tax online please ensure you have your Council Tax reference number to hand.

Pay Council Tax online

Register or sign in to myAberdeenshire to benefit from being able to save card details, use the shopping basket and view payment transaction history.

Pay over the phone

Payment of Council Tax can easily be made by debit or credit card using our Automated Telephone Payment Service. Your Council Tax reference number will be required to make a payment. Phone our automated telephone payment service on 0300 456 0634 (option 1 - Council Tax).  

Bank transfer

Payment can be made through your bank or building society. If you wish to pay by internet banking, payments should be made to the following Aberdeenshire Council bank account:

Branch: Clydesdale Bank Plc, Principal Branch, 1 Queens Cross, Aberdeen, AB15 4NU
Sort code: 82-60-11
Bank account number: 70002105
Bank account name: Aberdeenshire Council

Please include your Council Tax reference number so that the payment can be allocated into your account efficiently to avoid recovery action.

At a post office or PayPoint outlet

If you wish to pay at a Post Office you can do so by presenting your Council Tax bill to the post office or PayPoint staff.

Payments made at the Post Office and PayPoint outlets can take up to 7 working days to reach your account. Please make sure you allow sufficient time for your payment to reach your account on the 1st of each month.

If you wish to pay Council Tax arrears for previous years or for a previous property please contact our Council Tax team. When making payment towards arrears you must present the relevant bill or arrears letter so that your payment is allocated correctly. 

In person at a service point

Payment can be made by debit or credit card at service pointsPlease note we don't accept American Express. We no longer accept cash or cheque payments.

Your payment should reach us by the first day of every month as stated on your bill.

In a lump sum

If you elect not to pay by regular monthly instalments, payment of Council Tax can be made in one lump sum on or before the 1st May.