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Council Tax
Lewes District Council
Southover House
Southover Road
Lewes
East Sussex
BN7 1AB


Tel: 01273 484189
localtax@lewes.gov.uk
Minicom 01273 484488

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Council Tax - Ways To Pay

Council Tax bills can be paid in a variety of ways. See payment methods and choose the most appropriate for you.

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Pay Online

Use our self-service online payment system to pay your Council Tax now. Have your reference number to process your payment and once ready click the link below:

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Solo, Visa Delta, Visa Electron Maestro. We do not accept Diners Card or American Express. Please note: There is a 1.5% charge for credit card payments.

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Pay By Direct Debit

You can make regular payments by signing up to pay automatically by direct debit on the first of each month. This is the simplest way to pay and the one we recommend.

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 any time. You only need to sign one form and your bank does the rest.

To pay by direct debit download a Direct Debit form below, print it off, fill it in and send it back to us at:

Finance Section
Lewes District Council 
PO Box 128 
Lewes
BN7 9DB

If you need to change your Direct Debit details you can contact on 01273 484189. If you prefer you can download a new Direct Debit form and fill it in with your new details and send it to us. Please write on the form it is a change to a current direct debit.

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Pay By Telephone

Use our dedicated 24-hour automated payment telephone line to make payments by debit or credit card.

  • 0300 3430040 (Calls are charged at the national rate)

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Solo, Visa Delta, Visa Electron Maestro. We do not accept Diners Card or American Express. Please note: There is a 1.5% charge for credit card payments.

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Pay By Post

You can post a cheque made payable to Lewes District Council. On the back, please write your:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Account Reference Number

You will not receive a receipt unless you request one and include a stamped addressed envelope. Please note, post-dated cheques will not be accepted. Please post it to:

Finance Section
Lewes District Council 
PO Box 128 
Lewes
BN7 9DB 

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Pay In-Person

To pay in-person, you will need to have a Payment Card. To order one, please call 01273 484189 or email us at lewesdc@lewes.gov.uk  

At a Post Office
You can use a payment card to pay by cash or cheque free of charge at most post offices.

At PayPoint
You can make cash payments only.  Hand the retailer your payment card and money, and they will do the rest for you.  You will be given a receipt of the transaction. Please keep it in a safe place.

You cannot use your Council Tax payment card at a bank or building society.

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Council Tax Phone Scam Warning

Some Lewes District residents have received phone calls from a person saying they are from our Council Tax Team and that they are entitled to a refund.

The caller tells them they have overpaid their council tax or that their property has been rebanded. Unlike our genuine Council Tax Team the caller says they can arrange an immediate refund if the resident provides their debit or credit card details.

This call is a scam. Never give your card details out over the phone to someone for a refund of Council Tax.

What to do if you are unsure

  • Our team will always give you our main switchboard number to call if you want to check our identity. 01273 471600.
  • Call us back on this number only, if you have any doubts.

How to report a scam call

  • Call our main switchboard on 01273 471600. Have your Council Tax reference number ready, or email localtax@lewes.gov.uk to report the details.
  • Call Trading Standards Consumer Direct service on 08454 04 05 06 
  • Call Sussex Police on 0845 60 70 999