Make a Payment to Council Listen There are many payment options available for different council facilities and services. This page can help you decide on the best payment option for you. RatesFour rates installments are sent out during each rating year, see Rating Timetable. Late payments: If you are unable to pay your rates by the due date please contact the Rates Department at the Council for advice. It is better to ask for help than to have to pay additional money in late payment penalties. There are a variety of ways you can pay your rates: By Direct Debit In Person By Post By Automatic Payment Pay Dog RegistrationRemember to register your dog by 3 months of age and then annually by 1st July.