Council Tax is a daily charge, which means we work it out based on the number of days you live at (or are responsible for council tax at) a property. The amount is then broken down into instalments which are due each month.
10 or 12 Instalments
It is up to you whether your council tax is broken down into 10 or 12 instalments. If you choose 10 instalments, you will pay more each month but will usually have a break from payments each February and March. If you choose 12 instalments, you will pay less each month but pay all year round. Whichever you choose, the total amount you pay each year will be exactly the same. If you wish to change the frequency of your instalments please use our online form.
Ways To Pay
Direct Debit is the simplest and most reliable way to pay your council tax. It's also cheap for us to process, which helps keep everyone's bills down. If you want to set up a Direct Debit you can either:
Payments made before 4pm Monday-Friday will show on your Council Tax account the next working day.
You can pay online through our secure payments website.
Automated Phone Line - 0800 678 3046
You can pay by cash at any Paypoint outlet using the barcode on your bill. Paypoint outlets can be found in convenience stores, newsagents, supermarkets and garages. To find your nearest Paypoint outlet, visit the Paypoint website consumer.paypoint.com/.
If you use Paypoint, your payment may take up to 5 days to reach us.
Bank Transfer or Standing Order
- Bank: Lloyds Bank Plc, 1 West Avenue, Clacton on Sea, Essex, CO15 1QP
- Sort Code: 30-92-09
- Account no: 22570568
- Account Name: Tendring District Council Direct Credits Account
- Reference: Your council tax account number
Payments made by bank transfer can take up to 4 working days to show on your account.
Please be aware that your Council Tax instalments will change at least once annually (and in some circumstances more frequently.) If you receive a new bill showing different instalments, it is your responsibility to contact your bank and tell them about the change.
Cheques Through The Post
Please clearly write your account number on the back of your cheque and allow at least three working days for the cheque to reach us. Do not send cash through the post. Our address is:
Tendring District Council
Clacton on Sea
If you are having issues making a payment or are having difficulty understanding information please contact council tax.