Help to pay your council tax

Find out what help is available if you are struggling to pay your council tax.

Paying council tax is as important as rent, mortgage, fuel bills and child maintenance. We may take legal action if you do not pay your council tax.

Do not wait to get a reminder before paying.

If you ignore a reminder, you will be sent a court summons and you will have to pay additional costs.

Reduce your monthly payments

You may be able to reduce your monthly payments by paying your council tax over 12 months rather than 10. 

You can change your direct debit online.

Apply for council tax support

If you are on a low income and need help to pay your council tax you might be eligible for council tax support.

You may be eligible for council tax support if you:

  • live in the UK
  • pay council tax
  • are on a low income
Leeds Money Information Centre

Help and advice from other organisations

If you need help with debt there are organisations you can speak to for free, impartial and confidential advice. These are:

Contact us


0113 222 4404
(Weekdays, 9am - 5pm​​, except Wednesdays when we're open from 10am)

By post

Leeds City Council, P.O. Box 60, Leeds, LS2 8JR

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