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Council Tax payments

You will need

  • your account number
  • a credit or debit card

Pay council tax or Check your Council Tax balance

Payment made before 4.30pm Monday to 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

Payments in person suspended

Please be aware that due to the current coronavirus situation all payments in person have been suspended. 

By Direct Debit

Direct DebitDirect 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.

All Direct Debits are covered by the Direct Debit Guarantee. You may be charged by your bank if a council tax Direct Debit is declined, if this happens Gateshead Council will be unable to refund any bank charges.

The deadline to receive an automatic payment for the Council Tax Energy Rebate by setting up a Direct Debit has now passed.  

Set up a Direct Debit 

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 or 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

By cheque

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

Corporate Resources, Civic Centre, Regent Street, Gateshead, NE8 1HH. 

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