Council Tax Payments

How to Pay your Council Tax

Payments are due in accordance with the payment instructions shown on your Council Tax bill. You may pay your bill by instalments, two half yearly payments or one annual payment. If you wish to change your method or frequency of payment from that shown in the payment instructions on your bill, please contact the Council on 01444 477564.

If you pay by any method other than Direct Debit, payment will take up to 7 days to reach the Council's bank account, so please make sure that your payments are made in advance of the due date. The following payment methods are available to pay your bill:

Direct Debit

Direct Debit is the easiest, cheapest and most popular way for you to pay your Council Tax. This authorises the Council to collect your Council Tax direct from your Bank or Building Society after informing you of the amount due. If you are not already paying by Direct Debit, please contact us for details, or download a Direct Debit form.

Pay On-line

The Council uses a secure server to receive your payment card details. Take a look at the Online payments page or further details:

Online payments

Home (Telephone or Internet) Banking

Many Banks and Building Societies now offer banking services via the telephone or the Internet. Please quote your Council Tax account number, the Council's bank sort code, 30-80-12, and account number, 11517968, with your payments. The Council's bank is Lloyds Bank, City Office, PO Box 72, Bailey Drive, Gillingham Business Park, Kent, ME8 0LS

The Council's bank details...

a/c number: 11517968
sort code: 30-80-12
bank: Lloyds Bank

At a Post Office

For payment to be made at a post office a personalised payment card is required which can only be obtained from the Council. This service is free of charge.

If you have a bank account, why not consider Direct Debit or Home Banking (see above)

Direct to Mid Sussex District Council

By Post to:

P.O. Box 119,
Haywards Heath,
RH16 1SW

By telephone (by credit or debit card), calling 0800 090 2910.

If making payment by cheque, please note...
payable to cheques should be made payable to 'Mid Sussex District Council'
reverse of cheque please write your Council Tax account number, name and address on the reverse of the cheque
post dated / third party cheques post dated or third party cheques are not accepted - they will be returned to you
receipts for payments made by post, receipts will only be given when accompanied by a stamped, addressed envelope
foreign payments any foreign payments must also fully cover the cost of the Council's bank charges

Further Information

If you are on a low income and need help to pay your Council Tax, or you have a query regarding the benefit you have been awarded, please contact Benefit Services.

Contact details for your Council Tax enquiries.