Pay rent for council tenants

You can pay your council rent in different ways.

Direct debit  

You can pay your rent direct from your bank or building society.  You can pay Friday weekly, Monday fortnightly or monthly.  For more information or to set up a direct debit telephone 01823 356318 or download the Direct Debit Mandate form and post it to us at Housing and Communities Income Team, The Deane House, Belvedere Road, Taunton, TA1 1HE 

On the internet 

You can pay on our website. Payments can be made using your debit or credit card.  You will need to quote your rent reference number.

Pay your council rent

By telephone  

You can pay by using your debit or credit card on 01823 356356 between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday.  

Standing order   

Visit your bank with the following information:

You can pay weekly, fortnightly or monthly.  

In person at  

The Deane House, Belvedere Road, Taunton, TA1 1HE
Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 4.45pm, Friday 9.30am to 4.15 pm  

Wellington Community Office, 30 Fore Street, Wellington, TA21 8AQ 
Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4pm  

You will need to bring your swipe card to pay.  You can pay by cash, cheque, debit or credit card.  Make cheques payable to Taunton Deane Borough Council quoting your rent reference number and your name and address on the back of the cheque.  The machine will issue you with a receipt. 

By post  

You can send a cheque or postal order to:  
Taunton Deane Borough Council,  
The Deane House,  
Belvedere Road,  
Taunton TA1 1HE.  

Make cheques payable to Taunton Deane Borough Council. Write your rent reference number, as detailed on your rent swipe card, on the back of your cheque along with your name and address. Please do not send your rent swipe card or cash.  We will only issue a receipt if you ask for one.    

At a Post Office  

You can pay using your rent swipe card free of charge at any Post office in this country.  Simply hand in your payment to the cashier along with your swipe card.  Make cheques payable to Post Office Ltd.  The cashier will return the card along with a receipt for you to keep.  It takes 4 working days for a payment made at the Post Office to show on your rent account. 

Request a council rent card

Other places to pay

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You can pay your rent online

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