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Manage your Council Tax and Business Rates account

Please note that we have now completed our system upgrade. If you had a self-serve account prior to August 2022 you will need to re-register your details for a new account as we have changed software suppliers.

Log in to your Open Portal (Previously Self Service) account to access, manage and view your:

  • Council Tax account

  • Business Rate account

  • Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support claim

  • Tenants Housing Benefit claims

Using your Open Portal (Previously Self Service) account can save you time, effort and money. There is no need for you to visit us, ring us or write to us. You can view and manage your account or claim online, at a time that suits you.

Log in to your Open Portal (Previously Self Service) account

Why do I need an account?

  • To see full details of your account or claim
  • How your charges or benefits are worked out
  • Check your discounts and allowances
  • See when your payments are due
  • View bills and letters we send to you (paperless e-billing)
  • Set up a Direct Debit or make a payment
  • Change your payment date
  • Make an arrangement to pay your council tax if you fall behind with your payments
  • Tell us about a change of address
  • Search for a Council Tax band or Business Rates rateable value
  • Apply for Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support
  • Landlords can view benefit awards, payment details and correspondence.

How to register

  • Fill your details in on the registration page. You will need to tell us:
    • your account number, claim number or landlord reference (on your bill or benefit letter)
    • your e-mail address
  • You will then be asked some security questions about your account or claim. If you answer those questions correctly you will be able to log in immediately.

If you need guidance to use your Open Portal account then contact us. Visit our contact us page.

Register for an Open Portal (Previously Self Service) account

Other ways to pay Council Tax or Business Rates

If you want to use a different way to pay your Council Tax bill and Business Rates? Visit our How to Pay page for options to pay via Cheque, Post Office or telephone.

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