There are several easy ways you can pay your Council Tax and you can spread the cost with instalments too.

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We pay transaction fees and charges for receiving your payments.

Listed below are the ways to pay in order of the cost to us - with the least expensive first.

You can help us by choosing the least expensive option that suits you. Please pay by Direct Debit if you can.

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Spreading the cost

Standard Council Tax instalments are spread over a 10 month period from April to January, but you can request that your payments are made over 12 months.

If you move home between 1 May and 31 December, the number of instalments will be one less than the number of months remaining in the current Council Tax year.

If your bill is issued between 1 January and 31 March, the Council Tax will be payable in a single instalment.

The list below shows how many instalments you'll have depending on when you move to your new property and when you receive your bill.

  • April - 10
  • May - 9
  • June - 8
  • July - 7
  • August - 6
  • September - 5
  • October - 4
  • November - 3
  • December - 2
  • January - 1
  • February - 1
  • March - 1

Read the sections below to find out how you can make a request to spread the cost of your Council Tax bill.

Pay in 12 instalments

You can request to pay your Council Tax over 12 monthly instalments from April to March, instead of 10.

Contact us to change the number of your instalments.

Late requests

If we receive your request after April, your instalments will be spread over the remaining months of the year until March.

When your next annual bill is issued, you will automatically receive the full 12 month instalments.

Make a payment arrangement

If you don't think you'll be able to pay your Council Tax with the number of instalments you have, you can offer an alternative payment plan.

The options available to you include increasing your monthly instalments or paying smaller amounts more frequently.

The arrangement you suggest must not go beyond 31 March as this is when the Council Tax year ends. Any requests that go beyond this date will be rejected.

To make a payment arrangement you'll need to use mylambeth.

If you need to register for a mylambeth account, you'll also have to add your Council Tax account - find out how to do this on the Manage your Council Tax online page.

If you already have a mylambeth account and have linked your Council Tax account, you can access the form by:

  1. Logging into mylambeth
  2. Then click the ‘Show Details’ button.
  3. On the next page click the button 'Make an offer of payment'.

Pay back Council Tax arrears

If you have had letters from our enforcement agents about arrears, then you must make all payments and payment offers directly to them. You can request a payment arrangement to pay back Council Tax arrears, but please note: Not all arrears debt can be included in an arrangement, as this depends on the enforcement stage that the debt has reached. Debt that is now with an enforcement agent cannot be included in arrangements with the Council.

Pay back Council Tax arrears

You'll need to sign in or register for the mylambeth Council Tax service to use this form.

If you need to register for a mylambeth account, you'll also have to add your Council Tax account - find out how to do this on the Manage your Council Tax online page.

If you already have a mylambeth account and have linked your Council Tax account, you can access the form by clicking on the button called 'Make an offer of payment'.

Filling in the form

Give us as much information as possible in the application to help us process your request quickly.

We will review your request and the Council Tax team will make a final decision.

We will let you know if your request amount is acceptable or not.