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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


Payment made before 4.30pm Monday – Friday will be shown on your Council Tax account the next working day. Payment made after 4.30pm or at any time on a Saturday or Sunday will be shown on your Council Tax account after two working days.

Other payment options

By Direct Debit

Direct Debit is the easiest and most secure way to pay.

We can offer multiple options for Direct Debit including weekly, fortnightly, or monthly on the 1st, 10th, 20th, or 25th. Monthly payments can be collected over 10 or 12 months.

Direct Debit logo

Set up a Direct Debit 

All Direct Debits are covered by the Direct Debit Guarantee.

By phone

Pay with your debit card by phone (or by touchtone) 24 hours a day by calling 0800 052 3455.

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 the Civic Centre Cashiers desk, Ground Floor, Civic Centre, Regent Street, Gateshead, NE8 1HH.
Monday to Thursday 8.45am to 4.30pm
Friday 8.45am to 4pm

You can also request a payment card which you can use to pay at at any UK post office or PayPoint outlet.

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. 

Contact us

Council Tax
Civic Centre
Regent Street
0191 433 3600

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