Direct Debit

Pay your bill automatically each month with a Direct Debit.

  • Option to pay on 1st or 15th of the month.
  • Covered by the Direct Debit guarantee 
  • Cancel at any time 

To set up your Direct Debit:

Pay online

You can pay any amount of your Council Tax online by debit or credit card.

Payments will show on your account within two days and this depends on the time the payment is made.

Please have your card details and Council Tax account number ready.

Pay online

Online banking

Make your payment to East Staffordshire Borough Council using the following details:

Bank: The Royal Bank of Scotland
Bank Sort Code: 16-14-70
Bank Account number: 10028206

You will also need to quote your account number, which is shown on the front of your bill.

In person

You can pay your Council Tax at one of the Payzone points in 70 outlets within the East Staffordshire area. You will need to take your Council Tax bill with you each time you make a payment as they will need to scan the barcode on the front of your bill.

You must pay at least 7 days before the due date for the money to reach our account on time.

Find your nearest Payzone.


By phone

Call our 24 hour automated service on (01283) 508223. You will need your debit or credit card and your Council Tax account number, which can be found on your bill. 

By post

Make your payment payable to ESBC and send to:

Revenues Team, PO Box 8045, Burton upon Trent DE14 9JG

Please write your Council Tax account number on the back of your cheque or postal order. Receipts will only be given if you request one and you send your bill with the payment. 

Do NOT send cash in the post.