Pay

Others ways to make a payment

You can make a payment to us by:

Direct debit

Our preferred method of payment is direct debit.

Council Tax

Set up a direct debit for Council Tax

Business Rates

Further details can be found on the back of your bill. Please call our Customer Service team to set up a direct debit over the telephone.

Sundry Invoices

Further details can be found on the back on your invoice, where you will find a mandate that can be completed and returned to us.

Pay directly to our bank account

You can pay directly to our bank account by standing order, telephone, internet banking or BACS transfer.

Please use the following details:

Bank account name: South Lakeland District Council
Account number: 33722382
Sort Code: 01-04-66

Always quote your account or invoice reference number.

If you are paying for several references at the same time please email your remittance advice to RBSupport@southlakeland.gov.uk

Pay by phone

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Maestro and Visa Debit.

You can call us, between 8.45am and 5pm, Monday to Friday and one of our advisers will accept your card payment: 01539 733 333

We also have an automated telephone service available 24 hours, seven days a week: 01539 263 460

Calls are charged at local rates. 

Payments are usually processed within two working days.  When making a telephone payment have a pen and paper handy to make a note of the payment reference.

Debit card payments

You can use either Delta or Maestro debit cards to pay:

  • business rates
  • Council Tax
  • repayment of Housing Benefit
  • parking fines
  • sundry debts

Credit card payments

You can use either Visa or Mastercard credit cards to pay:

  • repayment of Housing Benefit
  • parking fines
  • sundry debts

Post Offices and PayPoint outlets

You can pay bills at all Post Offices and shops displaying the PayPoint sign.

All you have to do is show the bar coded bill we sent you when you make your payment. There is no extra charge for using this service.

We do not offer payment cards for Council Tax or business rates.

If you pay council housing and garage rent and want to pay at a post office or PayPoint outlet, you should apply to South Lakes Housing for a card to pay your rent

You can pay parking fines at a post office (but not at a PayPoint outlet). However, the Post Office does charge a fee.

Post Offices

You can pay bills at any Post Office by cash, cheque or debit card.

Find your nearest Post Office

PayPoint outlets

You can pay by cash at shops displaying the PayPoint sign.

Find your nearest PayPoint outlet

Postal payments

We accept postal payments for

  • Council Tax
  • business rates
  • parking fines
  • overpayment of Housing Benefit 
  • other invoices

Please send a cheque payable to South Lakeland District Council.

Write your account reference on the back.

We do not accept post dated cheques.

If you need a receipt, please enclose a self-addressed envelope.

Do not enclose cash.

Post your payment to

Cashiers Section
South Lakeland District Council
South Lakeland House
Lowther Street
Kendal
Cumbria
LA9 4DQ

 

 

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