We are currently sending text messages to some residents to encourage them to pay their Council Tax by Direct Debit. The text messages are from ‘LBLambeth’.
It contains a link that will tell you your Council Tax account reference. You'll need this to sign up for Direct Debit, as well as your bank details. You can also find your Council Tax reference on a Council Tax bill.
Setting up a Direct Debit is quick and easy.
You'll need your:
- Council Tax account number
- bank name, branch and sort code
- bank account number and names on the account.
The payment dates you can choose from are the 1st, 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th or 25th of the month.
You can also set up your Direct Debit over the phone: call us on 0345 302 2312.
What happens next
We’ll send you a confirmation email to let you know we’ve received your application for a Direct Debit.
It can take up to 10 days for the Direct Debit to set-up.
When your Direct Debit has been set-up, we’ll send you a letter in the post to confirm this and any changes to your payment schedule.
I haven’t received a letter / my Direct Debit hasn’t been set-up
Contact us if you’ve applied for a Direct Debit but it hasn’t been set-up.
You should make payments using another method until you hear from us - see the other ways you can pay your Council Tax.
Change your Direct Debit details
You can change the bank account or payment date for your Direct Debit by filling in a new Direct Debit instruction form.