Chelmsford City Council

England is currently in a national lockdown, which will end just after midnight on Wednesday 2 December. At the end of the lockdown period, the whole of Essex, including Chelmsford, will be in Tier 2. You can find out what this means and get other useful information on our coronavirus updates page.

Pay your Council Tax by Direct Debit

If your income has been affected by coronavirus and you need help with your rent or paying your Council Tax, we want to provide you with some information to help you at this difficult and uncertain time. You can read more on our coronavirus updates page. You should also be aware of coronavirus scams. For more wide-ranging advice regarding your finances, you may find this Money Navigator Tool helpful.

Set up or change a Direct Debit

Direct Debit is the easiest way to pay your Council Tax.

We take the monthly payment from your bank account automatically, with Direct Debit Guarantee protection.

You can spread payments over 10 or 12 months, and you can choose to pay on either the:

  • 1st
  • 8th
  • 15th
  • 25th

To set up a Direct Debit or change your information, you will need your:


If you have already set up an online account, you can also sign in to set up or change your Direct Debit.

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    Last updated: 04 November 2020

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