Ways to pay bills to Bolton Council


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Direct debit for Council Tax and Business Rates

You can set up a direct debit for weekly, fortnightly or monthly payments on council tax. On business rates you can set up a direct debit for monthly payments, these will be made automatically until you ask your bank to stop them.

Complete direct debit form online

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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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Post Office or Pay Point

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

Temporary closure of the Town Hall One Stop Shop from 5 September 2014 to early new year

All One Stop Shop services will be delivered from the Central Library apart from Planning, Building Control and Licensing which will be available from the Albert Halls.

Please see alternative ways to pay in person for cashier facilities. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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Telephone

You can ring our automated telephone payment service on 01204 520233 or 01204 520244.which is available 24 hours.

If you prefer to speak to us, you can pay your bill by credit or debit card by ringing us on 01204 331634 between 8.30am and 5.30pm.

For planning and building applications please call 01204 336000 between 8.30am and 5.30pm.

Please have your credit or debit card ready when you call us.

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 a minimum transaction amount of £5.

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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