Make a payment for our services

Payment options

Online payments

You can use the council's online payment system to pay for the following:

  • Council Tax
  • Business rates (Non Domestic Rates)
  • Invoices/Sundry debtors - this includes payment of invoices for refuse collections, Lifeline, allotment rents, building control inspection fees, or any other type of charges raised on a document with ‘invoice’ printed diagonally across it and a reference beginning with a letter (eg R0000001)
  • Benefit overpayments
  • Building control application fees
  • Land charges
  • Penalty charges
  • Planning application fees

This method requires your account reference number/invoice number and either debit or credit card details to use this facility.

Make an online payment


Direct Debits

Payments for some of our services can be made through Direct Debits. This is the most convenient way for many people to make regular payments.

Council services that you can pay for by Direct Debit are:

Payments for Council Tax and business rates can be debited from your nominated bank account on the 1, 8, 15 and 25 of the month.

Set up a Direct Debit


Change Direct Debit details

You can change the details of current Direct Debits for Council Tax and business rates by completing the Direct Debit setup form - simply enter the new details and we will make the changes.

Change Direct Debit details


Pay at the Post Office or a Payzone point

You can pay for your Council Tax at Post Offices and Payzones in the Harborough District. Simply take your Council Tax Demand Notice as they need to use the barcode to process your payment. 

If you are paying by this method please pay this at least 5 days before the payment is due, this will ensure your payment is received by its due date.  Please ensure you obtain and retain your receipt when paying by this method.


Other payment methods

You can also pay:

  • By calling our call centre on 01858 828282 during opening hours.
  • By cheque - please post to Finance Services, Harborough District Council, Council Offices, Adam and Eve Street, Market Harborough, LE16 7AG.
    Please write your cheque clearly in capital letters, using a black ball-point pen and make cheques payable to Harborough District Council.

Please note that cheques will not be accepted for Garden Waste subscriptions.


We cannot take cash payments

Please note, we do not have the facility to accept cash payments at our offices. Sorry for any inconvenience.