Make a payment for our services

Payment options

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.

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.

Online payments

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

  • 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
  • Planning application fees

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

Automated phone system

You can make payments via an automated telephone system. Simply call 0345 300 3283 and follow the instructions. 

You can pay for the following services using the automated telephone system:

  • Council Tax
  • Business rates (National Non-Domestic Rates)
  • Sundry debtors

This method requires your account reference number/invoice number and either debit or credit card 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.

Find Post Offices in Harborough District and Payzone points in Harborough District.

Other methods

You can also pay

  • By calling our call centre on 01858 828282, this is available for all services.
  • By 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.