Skip to content

We use cookies to make the site simpler. Find out more about cookies

Close alert

Pay Council Tax - West Dorset

Set up or amend a Direct Debit payment

We recommend paying by Direct Debit because it saves on transaction processing costs and most people find it cheaper, easier and more convenient.

Before you start, you will need:

  • your Council Tax reference (found on the front of your bill)

  • your debit or credit card details

We offer a choice of payment dates: the 3rd or 18th day of each month.

Online

Start now

By phone

You can set up or amend a Direct Debit securely over the phone during office hours. 

Call 01305 211970

By post

Print and complete the Direct Debit instruction and return it to us by post.

Make a payment

You can make a single payment of Council Tax in several ways. Please pay online if you can - this speeds things up, saves public money and frees up time so we can support those who are unable to pay online.

Before you start, you will need:

  • your Council Tax reference (found on the front of your bill)

  • your debit or credit card details

Online

Start now

By phone

Our Automated Telephone Payments line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Call 0300 123 2027

Internet Banking or Standing Order

You can make arrangements with your bank or building society to set up regular payments to the council. You will need the following details:

  • West Dorset District Council's Bank: HSBC, Dorchester
  • Bank Sort Code: 40 - 19 - 21
  • Bank Account No: 01163191
  • Bank Account Name: West Dorset District Council - B Account
  • Council Tax reference: Found on the front of your current bill.

Problems paying

If you're having problems paying your Council Tax, contact us and we'll do all we can to help.

You may be entitled to additional help - see if you can get Council Tax Support.

What happens if you don't pay

If you don’t pay your Council Tax on time you may receive a reminder notice. Continued failure to pay may result in further recovery action being taken.

Rate this page

Have some feedback?

Your feedback

This form is to report content that is wrong, or any issues or feedback you have about the web page.

Contact us if you want to get in touch about a council service instead.

All fields are required.

Leave your email address so that we can provide a response.

This helps us direct your feedback to the appropriate council.

General data protection regulation (GDPR)

We will only use the personal information supplied by you in accordance with GDPR. By giving us this information you are consenting to such use as set out in our privacy notice.