Manage Your Account Online
If possible, please try to resolve your query online, before contacting us. We have put together a comprehensive set of frequently asked questions about Council Tax, which we hope will help you with this.
Customers who live in Babergh are able to create an online account (a 'MyAccount') and access Council Tax and Business Rates services online.
This online system is available for Council Tax and Business Rates (non-domestic) payers. Information for Business Rates payers can be accessed at the bottom of this webpage.
Council Tax Account Information
Register for an account
To register for a MyAccount for the first time, you will need your latest Council Tax bill to hand. You will need to quote your Council Tax account reference number. This information is printed towards the top right-hand corner of your bill or eBill.
If you live in Babergh, your account reference number will be eight digits long and will begin with the number '4'.
Every year, we produce a guide to bills and eBills in Babergh and Mid Suffolk. These are mockup bills and eBills that customers can use to better understand the structure of their bill - and where to find different pieces of information. Access the guides via our Council Tax and Parish Charges webpage.
Sign in to your account
If you have already created a MyAccount, you can sign in via the relevant link below. You will need your username and password to hand.
Username and password reset emails
If you have forgotten your username and/or password, you will be able to rest these. This process includes an email, sent to you, with a reset invitation link.
Sometimes, these emails enter a customer's junk or spam folder. If you have requested a new username or password and have not received the reset email, please check the folder(s) before contacting us.
What can I do online?
There are lots of things you can do via our online system. You do not necessarily need a MyAccount for all of them.
The table below details the things you can do online - and which of those you will need a MyAccount for.
|Online Council Tax services you will need a MyAccount for||Online Council Tax services you will not need a MyAccount for|
|Sign up for paperless billing||Pay your latest Council Tax bill|
|Check your Council Tax balance||Set up a direct debit|
|Update your personal details||Tell us you have moved|
|View your Council Tax bills||Search for your Council Tax band|
|Access issued reminders and summons||Apply for discounts and exemptions|
|Get 24/7 access to your Council Tax information||Tell us about tenancy changes (if you are a landlord)|
Pay Council Tax online
All our customers are able to pay their Council Tax online, via our online form. This form serves customers in both Babergh and Mid Suffolk.
You do not need a MyAccount to pay.
You will need your Council Tax account reference number, which can be found on your latest bill or eBill.
Claiming Housing Benefit?
If you have a Council Tax account, you will also be able to view your benefit claim online.
Business Rate Account Information
Using the online system you will be able to:
- Opt-in for paperless billing (e-billing)
- Update your contact details
- View bills online (or print them when you need them for proof or evidence)
- Get 24/7 access to your account
- View your account summary, balance, due instalments & received payments
- Set up a Direct Debit