Council Tax payments

On 1 April the single new council for North Yorkshire launched replacing Scarborough Borough Council and other local authorites in North Yorkshire.

To find your Councillor or to view minutes, meetings and agendas please visit the North Yorkshire Council website.

There are a few ways you can pay your Council Tax.

When you receive your council tax bill, by default it will be profiled to be paid by monthly instalments in accordance with the statutory instalment scheme. Generally this means if you receive your bill at the start of the financial year the instalments will be split over 10 months from April to January. If you are issued with a bill partway through the financial year then the instalments will start from the next available month and run until February. Upon request, we can change the frequency you pay your instalments to any of the following plans:

  • 12 monthly
  • Weekly
  • Fortnightly
  • Quarterly
  • Half yearly

To arrange amending the frequency of payment in respect of your ongoing council tax instalments please telephone local taxation on 01723 232378 or e-mail Please note that the number of instalments given will be dictated by the months remaining in the financial year.

Direct Debit

Sign up for Direct Debit online > 

Or download a Direct Debit mandate for Council Tax.

Or call 01723 232378. 

Direct Debit provides a secure and easy way to pay your bills. It gives the opportunity to pay on the 1st, 15th or 25th of the month, and to spread your payments over 10 or even 12 months.


Paying online is easy and secure.

We accept:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Switch/Maestro
  • Delta

Pay your Council Tax online >

View your Council Tax balance online

Sign up to view your account balance online.

View your balances online >

By phone

Telephone Payments. Please call the Council's 24 hour Automated Telephone Payments System on 01723 232523 and listen to the menu selections, and remember to press * after each section as instructed.

In person

Pay Point logoPost OfficeCash Payments. For customers who prefer to pay with cash, payments can be made at local Post Office or retail outlets where the PayPoint sign is displayed.

When you receive your bill displaying the PayPoint barcode you need to take your bill to any Post Office, or retail outlets where you see the PayPoint symbol. To find the nearest outlet, please visit:

Council bank details

When making payment by online banking/standing order, please use the details below ensuring that the reference you quote is the nine digit council tax account reference shown on your bill.

Account number 47561459
Sort code 54-41-24

NatWest Bank PLC



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