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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
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 a minimum transaction amount of £5.
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.
Payments can be made in person at the cashier section 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 to 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 8.30am to 5.30pm and Saturday’s 9am to 1pm
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 no surcharge for car parking fines.
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
Cash or notes should not be sent through the post.
Post dated cheques will not be accepted.
If you want to pay an account using your internet or telephone banking, please include the following details to ensure your payment is allocated to your account correctly::
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
Po Box 32
Times are displayed in a 24 hour format.