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Council Tax payments and balances


Check your balance 

Check your Council Tax account balance.


Direct Debit

You can now pay weekly, fortnightly, four weekly or  monthly.


Online payment

The easy and secure way to pay. We accept all major debit and credit cards. make sure payments are allocated correctly to your Council Tax account it's important that you pay the exact instalment amount due.

If you have a separate arrangement for outstanding arrears on your account, you must pay the exact amount which you have to pay in order to make sure that your payment is allocated correctly to your account.

If you've lost your original bill you can request a copy.

Other ways to pay

By Phone

Tel: 0800 052 3455

Have your Council Tax account number and bank details ready, and know the amount you wish to pay. We accept all major debit and credit cards.  Calls to this number will be charged at a rate of £0.02 per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge.

By Post

Send a cheque or postal order (do not send cash) in the post. Make the cheque payable to Gateshead Council and write your Council Tax account number on the back of the cheque/postal order.

If you need a receipt please enclose your bill with payment and a stamped addressed envelope.

At your bank

Pay at your bank or by using their telephone banking service. Payments should quote your 8 digit Council Tax account number and be made to Gateshead Council bank account

Please note new account details from 1 November 2014

Account name Gateshead M.B.C. Council Tax
Sort Code 20-59-42
Account Number 83543617

Payment Card

Find your nearest payment outlet

Payment cards give you more choice about where and when you pay your Council Tax. You can use the cards at any Post Office or PayPoint outlet free of charge. The card cannot be used at banks. 

To request a payment card please contact us using the details at the bottom of the page.

It will take approximately 14 days for you to receive your payment card. Please make sure that you use another payment method to pay any instalments that are due in the meantime.

Visit our offices

Pay at the Civic Centre Cashiers, between the hours of 8.45am to 4.30pm Monday to Thursday and 8.45am to 4pm Friday.

Payment can also be made at local offices.

Contact us

Council Tax
Address: Civic Centre, Regent Street, Gateshead. NE8 1HH
Phone: 0191 433 3600
Monday to Thursday 8.45am - 5pm
Friday 8.45am - 4.30pm