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Durham County Council

Our online council tax system won't be available, between 5.00pm on 22 February 2017 and 12.00pm on 27 February 2017. We're sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

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View your account online


Register for secure access to your council tax, business rates and housing benefit payment accounts online. View your information at any time without needing to keep track of or store paper bills.

Register to use Open Access or, if you are already signed up, login to view your account.

If you want to do any other business with us online, please visit our Do it online page.

What can I do once my account is set up?

You can log in at a time that suits you - 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Account details are updated instantly so the information is always accurate. Initially you can:

  • view your council tax and business rates bills securely rather than getting a bill through the post - this means you will no longer get a paper statement/bill.
  • tell us about any change in your personal details, without having to contact us via the telephone or email.
  • check your account, including your outstanding balance, future instalments, bill transactions and housing benefit payments, if you receive them.
  • link through to pay your council tax online.

More services are planned including email and SMS/text alerts to remind you if a payment is due.