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Council Tax payments


You will need

  • your account number
  • a credit or debit card

Pay your Council Tax or Check your Council Tax balance


Other payment options

By Direct Debit

Direct Debit is one of the safest ways of making payments.

This will be collected on the 1st or the 15th of each month and can be collected over 10 months (April to January) or 12 months (April to March).

Direct Debit logo

Set up a Direct Debit Download a Direct Debit form

All Direct Debits are covered by the Direct Debit Guarantee.

By phone

Phone 0191 433 7000 quoting your account number and your card details.

By cheque

Payable to Gateshead Council. Write your Council Tax account number on the back of the cheque and post to:

Finance and ICT Services, Civic Centre, Regent Street, Gateshead, NE8 1HH. 

At your bank / telephone / internet banking

Quote your 8 digit account number as a reference. Payment should be made to:

Gateshead MBC Council Tax
Sort code: 20-59-42
Account number: 83543617

Pay in person

Payment may be made in person with cash, cheque, credit or debit card at any of our customer service centres.

Contact us

Council Tax
Civic Centre
Regent Street
0191 433 3600

Monday to Thursday 8.45am - 5pm
Friday 8.45am - 4.30pm