How do I pay my council tax?

By direct debit

The most economical way to pay and you don't have to remember to make your payment. You also have the reassurance of the direct debit guarantee.



We can arrange for you to pay this way over the telephone so please contact the council tax and business rates team


If you have more than one signatory for your account, download the Council Tax Direct Debit Mandate below and return to us at:

London Borough of Camden
Town Hall
Argyle Street
London WC1H 8NH

Editing direct debit details

To edit or amend your direct debit details, please contact the council tax and business rates team

Online payments

By debit/credit card, including online payments

Have your card details and council tax account reference ready then phone 020 7974 6104

At the post office

There is no longer a charge for paying your council tax at a Post Office branch.

To ensure that you do not get charged for this service, you will need to bring with you your letter, which we recently sent out to you. The letter contains your new Post Office barcode, which you will need to make a payment. 

If you did not receive a letter or have misplaced it then please contact the council tax team on 020 7974 6470 and they will arrange for a new bill to be sent to you.

There will be a charge if you do not show this letter when making a payment at a Post Office branch.

All other payment methods, including via PayPoint agents, remain unchanged.

If you have any questions please check our council tax pages where you will find answers to FAQs or you can phone us on 020 7974 6470.

Please always allow adequate time for your payment to reach your account by the due date.

In most cases instalments must be received by the first day of every month, from April to January.

By post

Cheques can be sent by post to the address below. Please ensure you write your council tax account number on the back of the cheque.

The address is:
London Borough of Camden
Chief Cashier
Camden Town Hall
Judd Street
London WC1H 9JE.

Receipts will not be issued for postal payments.

BACS, telephone or internet banking

Payee name: CAMDEN CTAX Sort Code: 50-30-03 Account Number: 24314463

Account reference: see the front of your bill (starts with a 7…or 8…)

By Paypoint

You can use this system to pay your council tax at certain retail outlets in cash free of charge. You must take your payment book with you. For a complete list visit the paypoint website: