Welcome to Lewes and Eastbourne Councils' new joint website

Pay your Council Tax

Council Tax bills can be paid in a variety of ways. See payment methods for your relevant council and choose the most appropriate for you.

You can view your account balance, instalment plan and payments using Self-Service.

Pay Council Tax by Direct Debit

Direct Debit is the easiest way to pay. It is simple and easy to set up and saves you time.

Set up a direct debit online via Self-Service.

Alternatively, download and complete the Direct Debit instruction below or use the direct debit form enclosed with your Council Tax bill, and return it to: Customer First, Lewes District Council, Southover House, Southover Road, Lewes, BN7 1AB

  • You can set up a direct debit for the 1st of the month.
  • Once we receive your mandate, we will set up the Direct Debit and you will receive a revised Council Tax bill confirming your instalment dates and amounts.
  • Unless your Direct Debit is cancelled we will collect by this method each year.

Pay Council Tax online

Paying your Council Tax online is easy, secure and convenient. Make a payment to Lewes District Council.

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Pay Council Tax by telephone

Paying by telephone is convenient with our 24 hour automated payment line. Call 0800 023 7080. Calls to this number are free from a UK landline, but charges may apply from mobiles.


Pay Council Tax by electronic banking or standing order

Our Bank details are:

Lloyds Bank
Sort Code: 30-80-12
Account: 10298260

You include your Council Tax Account Reference Number against the payment or standing order. If paying by Standing Order, please ensure you set up your arrangement to debit your bank account at least 5 banking days before your instalment is due to reach us.

If you pay by Standing Order and would like to cancel it, please contact your bank.


Pay Council Tax at your local shop by PayPoint

You can pay your Council Tax using your payment card at any outlet displaying the PayPoint logo using cash only.

Contact us to order a payment card. 


Pay Council Tax at the Post Office

You can pay at any Post Office by cash or cheque.

Pay Council Tax by Direct Debit

Direct Debit is the easiest way to pay. It is our preferred method, it is simple and easy to set up and saves you time. Please contact us if you would like to pay by Direct Debit.

Alternatively, you can download and complete the Direct Debit instruction below or use the Direct Debit form enclosed with your Council Tax bill, and return it to: Customer First, 1 Grove Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4TW.

  • We offer four payment dates each month of 1st, 7th, 15th and 25th of the month.
  • When we have set up the Direct Debit you will receive a revised Council Tax bill confirming your instalment dates and amounts.
  • Unless your Direct Debit is cancelled we will collect by this method each year.

Pay Council Tax online

Paying your Council Tax online is easy, secure and convenient. Make a payment to Eastbourne Borough Council.

Start now


Pay Council Tax by telephone

Paying by telephone is convenient with our 24 hour automated payment line 0800 288 8097. Calls to this number are free from a UK landline, but charges may apply from mobiles.


Pay Council Tax by electronic banking or standing order

Our bank account details are:

Lloyds Bank
Sort code: 30-80-12
Account: 10712168

You must include your 8 digit Council Tax account reference number against the payment or standing order. If paying by Standing Order, please ensure you set up your arrangement to debit your bank account at least 5 banking days before your instalment is due to reach us.

If you pay by Standing Order and would like to cancel it, please contact your bank.


Pay Council Tax at your local shop by PayPoint

You can now pay your Council Tax with a barcode that can be found at the bottom of your council tax bill at these outlets.


Pay Council Tax at the Post Office

You can pay at any Post Office by cash or cheque.


Pay Council Tax at our office

You can make a cash payment in our payment kiosk at:

1 Grove Road
Eastbourne
BN21 4TW

Please quote your 8 digit Council Tax account reference number on your payment.