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Other Methods of Paying the Council Tax

In Person

We have ceased to provide a cash office service but offer a facility to receive cheques. Please select another option in order to make a payment by cash or debit/credit card. Council staff cannot accept cash payments at the Council Offices.


Our automated telephone line is available 24 hours a day and seven days per week. The telephone number is 01635 017381 and you will need to have available full details of the card with which you wish to make payment and your Council Tax account number from the front of your bill.


Cheques should be made payable to West Berkshire Council. They can also be dropped off in person at our Market Street Office but in both instances they should be accompanied by details of the Council Tax account that you are paying. We cannot accept cash or card payments in person and please do not send cash in the post.


You can pay your instalments and other West Berkshire Council bills by going to

Bank Standing Order

You can ask your bank to make regular payments to us, although we would prefer you to use direct debit. Our bank details are as follows.

Bank: National Westminster

Sort Code: 57-10-28

Account No: 00000000 

Payee: West Berkshire Council

You must also quote your Council Tax account number from the front of your bill in the reference field of the instruction. Please note that if your instalments change you will need to amend your standing order.


You can now pay at Post Offices or shops displaying the PayPoint sign using the barcode on your bill. Please keep your receipt as proof of payment. Please note that you can pay by cash or card at all PayPoints and at Post Offices; you may also pay by cheque.

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