Make a Payment

Once you have received a quote for a service from a member of staff, you can choose how you would like to pay.

You can:

  • Pay by cheque or postal order made payable to Reading Borough Council.
  • Pay by international cheque in pounds sterling made payable to Reading Borough Council, and drawn on a bank with a UK branch.
  • Pay by credit or debit card online (except American Express).

Unfortunately, we are unable to take card payments over the telephone.

If you would like to make a donation, please see our Donations page.

Making a payment online

To pay online, simply click on the link below.

Make a Payment Online

This will take you through to Reading Borough Council’s online payment system.

You will need to:

  • Select the service you are paying for from the drop-down list.
  • Enter the unique reference supplied by the member of staff you are dealing with.
  • Enter the amount before entering your card details.

Unfortunately, the system is not a ‘shopping basket’ one, so you can only pay for one service at a time.

For example, if you have been asked to pay for research as well as copies, you will need to make two separate online payments – one for the research, and one for the copies.

We appreciate that this may seem a little clunky, but it is the only way that we can provide an online payment service at the present time.