How to pay your Council Tax

You can view your account balance, instalment plan and payments using Self-Service.

Pay By Direct Debit

The most convenient way to pay your Council Tax is by Direct Debit. Give us your details only once and we will do the rest. You get a bill showing how much we will collect from your account. You won’t have to queue to pay and you won’t fall into debt.

You have a money back guarantee from your bank in the event of an error, advance notice if the date or amount changes and the right to cancel at anytime.

Set up a direct debit online via Self-Service.

Call us on 01273 471600 to set up a Direct Debit.

Alternatively, download and complete the Direct Debit mandate below and return it to:

Lewes District Council
Southover House
Southover Road

We will also accept scanned copies of your completed and signed Direct Debit mandate. Just email it to

Once your Council Tax for the year is paid in full please do not cancel your Direct Debit instruction with your bank as we will not debit your account with further instalments until after the start of the next financial year.

Pay Online

Paying your Council Tax online is easy, secure and convenient.

Pay By Telephone

Paying by telephone is convenient with our 24 hour automated payment line. Call 0300 343 0040. Calls to this number are charged at the national rate.

BACS, Bank Transfer or Standing Order

Our Bank details are:

Lloyds Bank
Sort Code: 30-80-12
Account: 10298260

Please ensure you include your Council Tax Account Reference Number against the payment or standing order. If paying by Standing Order, please ensure you set up your arrangement to debit your bank account at least 5 banking days before your instalment is due to us.

Pay By Post

Cheques should be payable to Lewes District Council and sent to:

Finance Department
Southover House
Southover Road

Please ensure you write your Council Tax Account Reference Number on the back of the cheque. If you require a receipt please include a stamped addressed envelope.

Post dated cheques are not accepted.

Payments at your local shop by PayPoint

You can pay your Council Tax using your payment card at any outlet displaying the PayPoint logo using cash only.

Post Office

You can pay at any Post Office by cash, cheque or debit card at most Post Offices.

Call us on 01273 471600 to order a payment card, or email