Ways to pay bills to Bolton Council

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Direct debit for Council Tax and Business Rates
Payments online
EasyPay
In person
Telephone
By post
Telephone banking


View your account online

Did you know? You can view your account details online, request ebilling and set up a direct debit.

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Direct debit for Council Tax and Business Rates

A direct debit is a monthly payment direct from your bank account. This method is preferred by the Council because it helps to keep costs and therefore your bills down. You can set up a direct debit for regular payments. Once it is set up the payments will be made automatically until you ask your bank to stop them.

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Payments online

If you have a credit or debit card you can pay online via the internet. You will need to have your bill and credit or debit card ready.

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If you use a credit card to pay, a surcharge of 1.463% will be payable. This reflects the bank's charges to the Council for accepting credit card payments.

There is no surcharge for car parking fines.

There is a minimum transaction amount of £5.

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You can now pay your Council Tax, Business Rates, and Housing Benefit overpayments via Post Office and Pay Point.

You need to take your bill with you so they can scan the barcode on your bill or swipe your card for Council tax payments.

Further information is shown on your bill.

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In person

Payments can be made in person in the cashier department in the One Stop Shop at Bolton Town Hall. You will need to have your payment reference with you. Payment methods accepted are cash, cheque, credit and debit cards. Cashier opening times are Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

Cheque payments only can be deposited in the secure cheque payment box located in the One Stop Shop during the office opening hours of Monday to Friday 8am - 5.30pm and Saturday’s 9am-1pm

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Telephone

You can pay your bill by credit or debit card over the phone by ringing us on 01204 331634 between 8.00am and 5.30pm. Have your bill and credit or debit card ready.

If you prefer, you can ring our automated telephone service which is available 24 hours. You will need to have your bill and credit or debit card ready. Call our automated telephone payment service on 01204 520233 or 01204 520244.

There is a minimum transaction amount of £5.

If you use a credit card to pay, a surcharge of 1.463% will be payable. This reflects the bank's charges to the Council for accepting credit card payments.

There is no surcharge for car parking fines.

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By post

If you wish to pay by post, your cheque or postal order should be made payable to Bolton MBC, write the account reference number on the back and cross it with the words “A/C Payee” and send it to:

The Director of Finance
PO Box 4
Town Hall
BOLTON
BL1 1RX

Cash or notes should not be sent through the post.

Post dated cheques will not be accepted.

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Telephone Banking

If you want to pay an account by telephoning your bank, please give the following details to your bank to ensure payments are made correctly:

  • Bolton MBC sort code: 08 90 18
  • Account number: 61009642
  • Your personal reference for the bill your paying

Please note that payments made by this method could take up to five working days to be debited from your account, because of the way the banking system operates



Council Tax

Po Box 32

Bolton

BL1 1RX

Telephone 01204 331599

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