There are a number of ways to pay your rent. Download the how to pay your rent factsheet.

Information on how to pay your council tax is also available.

Rent charges

We charge rent weekly. If you have an introductory or secure tenancy you will pay rent over 52 weeks.

You can choose to pay weekly, fortnightly, four weekly or monthly but you must always pay in advance.

Your rent will increase in April each year.

Pay rent online

Pay your council house rent online.

Paying rent by direct debit

There are a number of ways to pay your rent, and you may choose to pay by direct debit. We can help you set up a direct debit from a current bank account or building society - if you haven’t got a bank account, we can help you open one.

You can choose to make a payment from one of these four dates: 1, 8, 15 or 22 of each month.

We’ll let you know in writing when your direct debit will start and when there are any changes to payments.

We’ll also let your bank know when your rent goes up each April.

To set up a direct debit, download and complete our direct debit form and return it to us.

Pay rent using 'allpay'

Download the free allpay app to pay your rent using your smart phone.

Alternatively you can use your allpay card to pay by cash, debit card or cheque at any Post Office, shop or garage displaying the 'Paypoint' sign. You can find your nearest outlet on the allpay website. Simply present your allpay card and payment and you will be given a receipt which you should keep in a safe place as proof of payment. If you lose your card you can order a replacement free of charge by contacting Housing Services.

Pay rent by standing order

You can set up a standing order from your bank account but you will need to remember to change it every April when your rent increases or if your payments change. You can download a standing order form here.

At HSBC you can pay cash into the council’s general account:

  • Account number 70897558
  • Sort code 40-47-31

Remember to take your payment reference number.

Pay rent by post

We only accept cheque payments by post. Make cheques payable to ‘City of York Council’ and add your rent payment reference number on the back of your cheque.

Post payments to:

Financial Transactions Office, West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

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