Pay Your Council Tax

Online Payment 

Using your Debit or Credit Card you can pay your Council Tax bill online in complete confidence using our secure server. All you have to do is enter your Council Tax reference number (this is a 9 digit number which starts with 8 and is shown on your bill) and the amount you wish to pay. 

Direct Debit

Paying by Direct Debit is the simplest way of paying your Council Tax and gives you a choice of payment dates - either the 1st or 15th of the month.  You can now easily set up a Direct Debit online.   If your account is in arrears please contact our Response Centre on 01536 534235 before setting up the Direct Debit online.  Usually, a full year's Council Tax will be split into 10 monthly instalments from April to January - we will confirm if these instalments need to change (e.g. if moving property).  

By BACS Transfer

The Council's bank details are as follows:

HSBC Bank plc, 9 High Street, Kettering.

Sort code: 40-26-07
Bank account number: 11268732.

Please ensure your name, address and account number are quoted.

By using your Barcoded Bill

If you do not have a bank account your barcoded bill enables you to pay your Council Tax by cash at Post Offices and PayPoint convenience stores and service stations, without incurring a fee. Just present your barcoded bill at the time of making your payment.

Using the Allpay App

Search for 'allpay' in the Apple App Store, Windows Phone Store or Google Play. Click on the Allpay logo and download the Payment App for FREE. You will need to register your account details in order to securely log in and make future payments in seconds. Just follow the instructions to sign up and pay. Please make sure you have the 19 digit code beneath the barcode on the front of your bill available.

Over the Telephone

Payment can be made by credit or debit card at anytime by telephoning 0330 041 6497. You will need the 19 digit code underneath the barcode on your bill, so please ensure your bill is to hand when calling.

By Post

Cheques can be made payable to Kettering Borough Council and sent to

Municipal Offices, Bowling Green Road, Kettering, Northants, NN15 7QX

Please quote your Council Tax number on the reverse and note that dated cheques will not be accepted.

Paying by certain methods means there will be a delay of several days before payment reaches your Council Tax account.  You will need to take this into account when making payment to ensure that it is credited to your account by the 1st of the month.

If your circumstances change let us know here