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Council Tax

You’ll usually have to pay Council Tax if you’re 18 or over and own or rent a home.

There are discounts for people living their own (or with others who aren't counted as adults), full time students and people with disabilities.

You may be able to get a discount if you have a second home or an empty property.

Paying your Council Tax

Direct Debit

Set up a Direct Debit to pay your Council Tax.

Set up a Direct Debit for Council Tax

Pay Council Tax

Make a Council Tax payment online, by phone, cash or cheque.

Pay Council Tax

Payment arrangements

Set up a payment plan to pay any outstanding money owed on your Council Tax bill.

Payment arrangements

Request a refund

If your Council Tax account is in credit you can choose to have all or some of that money returned to you.

Request a refund

View your account online

Sign up for e-billing

E-billing for Council Tax

Say goodbye to paper bills by registering for e-billing. Receiving your Council Tax bill by email helps you save time, helps us to save on collection costs and reduces our impact on the environment.

Sign-up for e-billing

Discounts and benefits

Council Tax Support

If you are on a low income or you are finding it difficult to pay your Council Tax bill, you may be entitled to support.

Council Tax Support

Discounts

Check if you are eligible for a discount on your Council Tax and apply online.

Council Tax discounts

Need to change something?

Tell us you're moving

Let us know if you're moving in or out of South Tyneside.

Tell us you're moving

Change your due date

Request a change to the date your Council Tax payment is due.

Change your due date

About Council Tax

Your Council Tax band

Find out the Council Tax band for your property.

Find your Council Tax band

Where Council Tax goes

How your Council Tax payment contributes to providing services.

Where Council Tax goes

Your guide to Council Tax

Read our guide to Council Tax which is sent to households each year.

Your guide to Council Tax

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