How to pay

Twelve Monthly Instalments – From April 2013 you can now request to pay your Council Tax over 12 monthly instalments from April – March inclusive. To request this click here.
Act now and you will also help us save the cost of sending you more paperwork. Any delay means your request may not allow sufficient time to start the new instalment plan in time for your annual bill for 2013/14.
Your bill shows how much Council Tax you have to pay. Payments should be received on or before the date they are due.

Methods of Payment

Direct Debit is the easiest way to pay your Council Tax. We offer a choice of payment dates – 1st, 10th or 20th of the month or ½ yearly (2 instalments 1st April & 1st September).

Why change to Direct Debit?

  • It is a more convenient way to pay.
  • It helps you budget for the future.
  • It saves you money on postage and stationery.
  • It avoids travelling expenses and queuing.
  • You do not have to complete a new form every year, unless you change Bank or Building Society or move house.
  • You will be notified at least ten working days before an amount is debited.
  • You can cancel a Direct Debit at any time.
All payments are governed by the Direct Debit Guarantee.

Direct Debit Payments

You can obtain a Direct Debit instruction by downloading a form here

Internet Payments

You can pay via the internet with your Debit Card. Please access: Online Services - Pay Online to utilise the 24-hour payment facility.

Telephone Payments

24 Hour Automated Telephone Payment system - you can pay by Debit Card. Please call 0207 1381970. You will need to quote your Account Reference and the amount you wish to pay.

Online Banking

You can pay your Council Tax over the Internet, you will need the Council’s Bank Details: - Sort Code 54-10-34, Account Number 47672552 and to quote your account reference

By AllPay Payment Card

You can pay in cash only at any PayPoint retailer. You must take your bill or payment card with you when you go to pay.
To request a payment card click here
If you have been issued with an Allpay payment card you can now make your payment to the council direct from your mobile telephone. All you need is a registered mobile phone and a debit card, then please log on to

Post Office

You can use your payment card at any Post Office free of charge by cash, cheque or debit card. Cheques should be made payable to “Post Office Ltd”.


Please make cheques payable to “Isle of Wight Council” and enclose details of your Council Tax account number and write your account/reference number and address of the property on the back of the cheque.
Please Note: receipts will not be issued, do not send cash and Post dated cheques are not accepted.
Postal payments should be sent to the address below.

Isle of Wight Council
Revenues Division
Council Offices
Isle of Wight
PO36 9EA

How to contact us

01983 823901 - lines are open between 8.00am and 6.00pm Monday – Friday

E-mail: [email protected]

01983 823900

Write to
Isle of Wight Council
Revenues Division
Council Offices
Isle of Wight
PO36 9EA

Page last updated on: 20/02/2013