Paying Council Tax to Bristol City Council

How to pay council tax with Bristol Pounds

Bristol Pound members can pay their council tax in Bristol Pounds online. This can be done as a one-off payment or as regular scheduled payments.Remember council tax is paid in 10 monthly installments througout the tax year and usually your first installment is slightley more than the other 9 payments. 

How to pay council tax with Bristol Pounds

  1. Login to your Bristol Pound account (See http://bristolpound.org/howtologin if you need help).
  2. Click on Member Payment to set up an online payment.
  3. In the username field type BCCPaymentsIn
  4. Enter your Council Tax account number (11 digits). This can be found in the top left hand corner of your council tax bill.
  5. Enter the amount to pay.
  6. Click Submit and confirm the payment.

How to set up regular council tax payments

Set up your council tax payments in advance and relax knowing your bill is being paid every month. 

To set-up a scheduled payment: 

  1. Login to your Bristol Pound account (See http://bristolpound.org/howtologin if you need help).
  2. Click on Member Payment to set up an online payment.
  3. In the username field type BCCPaymentsIn.
  4. In the Scheduling box, on the Payment to Member page, select 'Multiple scheduled payments'. Enter the following information in the fields that appear: 
  • Council Tax Account Number: Your 11 digit account number found in the top left of you bill.
  • Amount: the amount to pay for each payment.
  • Number of payments: The number of payments you wish to schedule. See note below. 
  • First payment date.
  • Payment every: The default is a payment every month.
  • Description: Enter a reference to appear on your statement (e.g. council tax payment).
Click ‘Submit’. You will be shown the details of the payments you are setting-up. If there is something you wish to change click ‘Back’. If all the details are correct and you wish to proceed, click ‘Submit’.
 
Note: Council tax bills are split into 10 monthly payments. The amount of the April payment is different to the other 9 equal amounts. The April payment can be made as a single payment as above or scheduled for payment on April 1st, making sure that the number of payments box is set at 1. The following 9 monthly payments can be scheduled together, making sure that the number of payments box is set at 9.
 
For information about viewing or cancelling your regular payments please see the Regular Payments User Guide, which can be downloaded at www.bristolpound.org/regularpayments
 
A full User Guide for paying council tax with Bristol Pounds can be downloaded here.