Coronavirus (COVID-19) - how it is affecting our services

Paying your rent

If your circumstances change due to the coronavirus outbreak you may be concerned about your ability to pay.

If you are having difficulty making payments, please contact us as soon as possible to let us know. We can help you to manage your payments.

You can email us at revenues.rents@chesterfield.gov.uk or you can chat to one of our online advisors at the bottom of this page. Our team are also available to speak to you on 01246 345345. We are experiencing high call volumes, so please bear with us as there may be a delay in answering your call. We are working hard to support all residents at this time.

If you are on a low income you may be able to claim help to pay your rent.


Our buildings are currently closed so it is not possible to pay in person or by post - but we have others ways for you to pay your council house rent, garage rent, and Careline charges.

Pay by direct debit

Direct debit is the easiest way to pay - once it is set up there is nothing else for you to do. Call us on 01246 345345 to set up a direct debit over the phone. Please have your bank details ready (these are on your bank card or cheque book).

You can choose to pay on the 1st, 10th or 20th of each month to suit your circumstances. Payments can also be arranged weekly.

If you prefer you can download a direct debit form (below), complete it and send it to us by email to rentsdd@chesterfield.gov.uk.

Rents direct debit form PDF (PDF 123 KB)

Pay by debit or credit card

Debit cards accepted are Visa Electron, Visa Delta, Switch/Maestro and Solo. Credit cards accepted are Visa and Mastercard (not American Express). No charge is incurred for debit or credit card payments.

Other ways to pay

PayPoint or Post Office

You can pay at any Post Office or PayPoint outlet near you using the barcode printed on your letter, bill or payment card. Get your barcode here.

Standing order or online banking

You can arrange this yourself direct with your bank or through online banking. Please make sure you quote your rent reference number. If you pay by standing order you will need to tell your bank to amend your payments if your rent changes (such as your yearly rent increase or changes to Housing Benefit).

Bank branch: Lloyds Bank, Chesterfield
Account name: Chesterfield Suspense
Sort code: 30-00-02
Account number: 02055134

Please note that when paying by standing order, online banking, PayPoint or at the Post Office you need to allow a minimum of four clear working days for the payment to reach us.

Payment calendar

A payment calendar is printed on the back of the rent charge letter that you receive at the beginning of the financial year.

Payment Calendar 2020-2021 PDF (PDF 177 KB)

Last updated on 30 April 2020