Pay your Council Tax

Direct Debit:

The easiest, quickest and safest way to pay is by Direct Debit. You just need to give us your details once and that's it.

If there are less than 16 days before the instalment date you have requested then the first payment by Direct Debit may be taken the following month.

Set up a direct debit 

Debit and credit card payment:

Online card payment: 

If you do not want to set up a Direct Debit now you can make your payment online.

Make a payment online

You will need:

  • a debit or credit card 
  • your 10 digit Council Tax account number (starting with 86) 

Card payments by phone:

Use our secure free 24 hour automated payment line.

You will need:

  • a debit or credit card
  • your 19 digit reference number (found on your barcoded Council Tax bill)
  • Phone: 0330 0416 497

Online banking, telephone banking and standing order:

To set up a payment using one of these methods you will need our bank details:

Payee or name of account: Arun District Council
Sort code: 30 80 12
Account number: 14615968
Reference: please use your 10 digit Council Tax account number (starting with 86)

Please allow 5 working days for your payment to reach us.

Pay in person:

If you receive a paper bill you can use the barcode at the bottom of the bill to make payments free of charge at any shop displaying the PayPoint symbol or at any Post Office in the UK. The shop or Post Office will scan the barcode and ask you how much you want to pay. You should get a receipt for your records.

Please allow 5 working days for your payment to reach us.

Change your payment date or amount

You can opt to extend your instalments to March or change your payment date. This will not change the total amount you have to pay; it just makes each instalment less. 

If a change to the date is made less than 16 days before the next payment is due the date will not be changed until the following month.

Change your payment date 

Request a refund

Select the green button and follow the onscreen instructions if your Council Tax account is in:

  • your sole name and you want the refund to go into your bank account
  • joint names and you want the refund to go into your joint account

If you want the refund to be paid to a sole bank account if the Council Tax account is in joint names or if you want to be credited to a third party account please complete the refund claim form [pdf] 84KB and get all liable parties to sign.

Claim a refund