Pay your council tax by Direct Debit Direct Debit is the easiest way to pay. It's simple, safe and secure and you only need to give us your details once. You can choose to pay in 10 or 12 monthly instalments. Pay your council tax by Direct Debit Pay online To pay online you'll need your debit or credit card and your council tax account number. Pay your council tax online Set up a standing order Make your payment to us quoting your council tax account number and the details below: Bank: National Westminster Bank PLC Banking reference: please use your council tax account reference Account name: Canterbury City Council Account number: 00000000 Sort code: 62-13-48 Pay over the phone Call 01227 862 427. You'll need your debit or credit card and council tax account number. Council tax text alerts We are now using text messages to remind you that your council tax is due. You'll only get a text if you have given us your number and we need to send you a reminder. The message will show as being from 'CburyCC' and will give you a link to pay.