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Council Tax

We collect Council Tax, which pays for the delivery of local services, on behalf of ourselves, Cumbria County Council, Town and Parish Councils and the Police and Crime Commissioner. To see how this is broken down and where your money goes, click here.

Paying your Council Tax

Direct Debit

Direct Debit is the easiest way for you to pay your Council Tax, and you can set this up online here. 

Choose the date most convenient for you to pay, either 1st, 8th, 15th or 22nd of the month and we will do the rest. You will receive written confirmation and your payments are covered by the Direct Debit guarantee scheme offered by all banks and building societies in the scheme.

Online and by phone

You can also pay Council Tax (if you have received an invoice) online or by using our automated telephone line on 01946 598300 with a debit/credit card.

Standing order

To set up a standing order please use the account details listed below.

Sort code - 010954
Account number - 83830332

Please quote your Council Tax account number as the reference.

How much will you pay?

Your Council Tax band is based on a properties rateable value on April 1, 1991. Not what is it worth today. Domestic properties built after this date are, or have been, provided with a Council Tax band set by the Valuation Office Agency.

View the current Council Tax charges here.

Council Tax discounts

We offer a range of Council Tax discounts to Copeland residents. To find out if you’re eligible, click here.

Problems paying your Council Tax

If you have problems paying your Council Tax please contact us as soon as possible. Our Debt Recovery Policy can be viewed here.