Please go to our coronavirus pages for the latest guidance, how services are affected, and what help is available.

Your opinion matters!

Please complete our customer experience survey to help us improve our service.

Pay council tax

There are several ways you can pay your council tax.

Direct debit

This is the preferred method of payment for council tax - it keeps costs down for you and for the council, which keeps council tax increases to a minimum.

It also means no cash to carry about, no queuing to pay and a choice of 3 payment dates each month: the 1st, 15th or 25th.

You don't need to remember to pay your bill each month as the payments are made automatically.

Register for direct debit payments.

Online payments

You can pay your council tax through our online payments system, if you have a debit or credit card. You can make regular or one-off payments 24 hours a day. When you pay, please have the following details ready:

  • your council tax account reference number
  • your payment details and;
  • your debit or credit card details.

Council tax online service

If you register for our online council tax service you can:

  • view bills and correspondence
  • register for e-billing
  • check payments
  • see balances
  • tell us about a change of address.

Unique barcode - Payzone

On the front of your Council Tax bill there is now a bar code, you can use this to pay your Council Tax in any Payzone outlet.  Find your nearest Payzone store.

Automated telephone payments

You can pay by debit or credit card, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 0300 456 0480. You will need to have your council tax account number and card details to hand.

Telephone/online banking

You can pay your council tax by phone or online banking using the following bank details:

  • Sort Code: 30-97-73
  • Bank Account No: 00251708
  • Bank address: Lloyds Bank, 123 High Street, Slough, SL1 1EH

Please make sure you quote your council tax reference number when making a transaction.

In person - by card

You can pay by debit or credit card at Langley, Cippenham & Britwell libraries, via a kiosk terminal during normal opening hours.


Please remember: if you are not paying by direct debit, instalments are due on 1st of each month and so you should make sure payments are made prior to that date.

Also, remember:

  • if you pay at the post office your payment can take up to 5 days to reach us
  • if paying by cheque, please make it payable to "Slough Borough Council" and include your account reference number on the back of the cheque
  • if we don't receive your payment on time, we will send you a reminder notice. The council is only legally required to send 1 reminder before starting court proceedings. If court proceedings are taken against you, costs of the action will be charged to your account.

Attachment of earnings – a guide for employers

A comprehensive guide for employers when we issue an attachment of earnings order against one of your employees.

Contact us

Council Tax enquiry form

01753 475111
Monday 9am-5pm
Tuesday 9am-5pm
Wednesday 10am-5pm
Thursday 9am-5pm
Friday 9am-4.45pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

In person

By post
Council Tax Manager,
PO Box 1733,
Slough SL1 1FS