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Frequently asked questions

My bill shows that I am paying by Direct Debit - do I need to do anything? 

No - we will contact your bank with the instruction that Waverley already holds.

I want to pay by Direct Debit - what do I need to do? 

The easiest way to pay your Council Tax is by Direct Debit online through the Waverley Portal:

Register or log in to the Waverley Portal 

Can I pay by 12 instalments?

Council Tax is usually paid over 10 months from April to January. You can arrange to pay over 12 months. Please register on the Waverley Portal to manage your Council Tax payments:

Register or log in to the Waverley Portal 

I'm struggling to pay my Council Tax, what can I do? 

For further information and advice please see:

Help when struggling to pay Council Tax

I'm struggling to pay my bill, can I get any benefits to help me pay it?

You may be entitled to receive Council Tax Support if you are unemployed or on a low income:

Find out about claiming Council Tax Support

How much Council Tax will I pay?

See a full breakdown:

Council Tax charges for 2024/2025

What does my Council Tax pay for?

We work together with Surrey County Council, Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner and towns and parishes to provide local services and amenities in Waverley.

See a full breakdown of what your Council Tax pays for:

Council Tax information 2024/2025

Can you tell me more about Surrey County Council's portion of the bill?

The Adult Social Care precept is part of the overall charge to pay for the services delivered by Surrey County Council.

The increase for Adult Social Care is calculated as a percentage of the total charges for Surrey County Council on the previous year's bill. 

The Adult Social Care precept is shown as a separate charge on your Council Tax bill and is included in your monthly Council Tax payments.

See further information:

Surrey County Council's Council Tax explained

I want to apply for a single person discount, what do I need to do?

If you are the only adult, or the only counted adult, living in a property, you can apply for a 25% discount on your Council Tax bill.

You can apply online through the Waverley Portal:

Register for the Waverley Portal and apply for a Single Person Discount

I want to apply for other discounts such as empty homes, what do I need to do?

Please see:

Council Tax discounts and exemptions 

Still unable to find what you are looking for?

Call us on 01483 523500 or email: