Pay Council Tax

We offer a range of ways to pay your council tax. Remember, you could incur additional charges if you do not pay your council tax instalments on time.

Direct Debit

Your direct debit is quick and easy to set up and is covered by the direct debit guarantee. To set up a direct debit you can either:

  • Phone us on 03000 200 292
  • Download a direct debit instruction form:

Home banking

You will need to provide the bank details below and use your Council Tax Reference Number as your Payment Reference Number.

Account Name: Aberdeen City Council

Account Number: 70009126

Sort Code: 82-60-11


Pay your council tax online by debit or credit card. Further help with online payments is available on our help page.


Call 03000 200 292 where you can make payments for a range of Council Services.

In person

You can pay by cash, cheque or electronic payment at the following locations:

More information

Each year payment of Council Tax is required to be made over 10 monthly instalments, starting in April and finishing the following January.
Payments are due on or before the 1st of each month, unless you pay by Direct Debit which is due on either the 5th, 15th, 20th, or 28th of each month.
Alternatively, you can pay in full for the year in a lump sum on or before 1st April.

If you are having difficulty paying please contact us as soon as possible. Our Benefits and Money Advice service can offer advice if you are finding it difficult to keep on top of your bills.


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