Pay

Payment systems unavailable on Sunday 10 November

There will be essential maintenance work on our payments system on the Sunday 10th November 2019 until approximately 16:00. This will affect payments for all services.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Online

Our online payments service is quick, easy and secure.

Payments can be made for:

  • Parking fines and penalty charge notices
  • Bus lane fines
  • Business rates
  • Council tax
  • Housing benefit overpayments
  • Invoices

Make a payment

Online banking

We can accept online or telephone bank transfers for all payments.

When making payment by bank transfer, please use the following:

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council Collection Account, Royal Bank of Scotland PLC, 58/62 King William Street, Blackburn.

  • Sortcode: 16-13-26
  • Account number: 10048009

Please make sure that you quote the following information

  • Bus lane fines: LY reference number
  • Business rates: account number
  • Council tax: account number
  • Housing benefit ovepayments: claim number
  • Invoices: invoice number
  • Penalty charge notices: DB reference number

Pay by phone

You can make a debit or credit card payment through our secure automated payment service, available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Calls are charged at a local rate : 0300 456 0536

This service does not issue a payment receipt but does quote a payment reference number which we would advise you to make a note of so it might be handy for you to have a pen and paper available when you call.

Please make sure that you quote the following information

  • Bus lane fines: LY reference number
  • Business rates: account number
  • Council tax: account number
  • Housing benefit ovepayments: claim number
  • Invoices: invoice number
  • Penalty charge notices: DB reference number

Pay by post

Please send cheques and postal orders to the service that issued the payment request. This information can usually be found on any correspondence that we’ve sent.

If you are unsure, please send the payment to:

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Town Hall, King William Street, Blackburn, BB1 7DY

Post-dated cheques will not be accepted.

Please make your cheque payable to Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council.

Always remember to write the appropriate reference number on the back of your cheque and include your name and address in any correspondence.

You should allow 5-7 working days for bank processing and/or postal delivery. Failure to do so could result in you losing the right to pay by instalments and additional costs being added to your account.

Please do not send cash through the post.

Paypoint

Cash payments can be made at any Post Office or PayPoint outlets for the following:

  • Business rates
  • Council tax
  • Housing benefit overpayments
  • Invoices
  • Penalty charge notices

You should take your bill, penalty charge notice or invoice, along with your payment, and the cashier will scan the barcode on the document.

Find a Paypoint location