Direct Debit Mandate

Direct Debit can now be set up on-line or over the telephone in addition to the original postal method.

This Guarantee is offered by all banks and building societies that accept instructions to pay Direct Debits

  • If there are any changes to the amount, date or frequency of your Direct Debit London Borough of Lewisham will notify you 10 working days in advance of  your account being debited or as otherwise agreed. If you request London Borough of Lewisham to collect a payment, confirmation of the amount and date will be given to you at the time of the request
  • If an error is made in the payment of your Direct Debit by London Borough of Lewisham or your bank or building society you are entitled to a full and immediate refund of the amount paid from your bank or building society
  • If you receive a refund you are not entitled to, you must pay it back when London borough of Lewisham asks you to
  • You can cancel a Direct Debit at any time by simply contacting your bank or building society. Written confirmation may be required. Please also notify us.

In order to set up your Direct Debit instruction on-line you will need to give us the following information: bank or building society name and account number, sort code and branch address (you can find all these details in your cheque book).

  • If you are not the account holder, a paper Direct Debit instruction will be sent for completion. Request Direct Debit instructions.
  • If this is your own personal account continue with the set up procedure.

Alternatively you can print off your on-screen Direct Debit instruction and either fax us on 020 8314 3155, or post it to us at London Borough of Lewisham Revenues Dept 5th Floor Laurence House Catford London SE6 4RU. If you are unable to print it please phone us on 020 8690 9666 and we will post you a paper Direct Debit instruction. Alternatively, you can e-mail the council tax section at

Please complete the form below to instruct your branch to make payments directly from your account. You will receive written confirmation in the post that your direct debit instructions have been set up. If you have not received this within 7 working days please contact us on 020 8690 9666.

Lewisham council tax account number
Your bank or building society address
Name/s of bank account
Your bank account number
Bank sort code
Council tax preferred payment date 1st    18th    28th    weekly
Please click here if you are setting up a direct debit as a result of being sent a court summons or final notice