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Rent Payment

Your rent notice tells you how much rent to pay, and when to pay it.

How You Can Pay Council Rent

Bank Standing Order

If you would like to pay your rent direct from you bank account. Payments can be made monthly, fortnightly or weekly - monthly payments being the preferred option. Although not yet available, it is hoped that Direct Debits can be offered soon and we will keep you informed when this is possible.


Pay online using your debit or credit card. Please visit our online payments web page, available through the 'Related Links' section of this web page.

By Telephone

You can pay by debit or credit card by telephoning the Council on 01856873535 extension 2905 or 2115 (Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:00).

Payments in Person

Visit the Council Offices, Kirkwall, KW15 1NY (Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:00) or the Council’s Customer Services Office, Warehouse Buildings, 2-12 Victoria Street, Stromness, KW16 3AA (Mondays 09:00 to 19:00 and Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 09:15 to 17:00 and Saturdays 10:45 to 16:00).

Internet Banking

You can pay via your own bank. You need to provide the following information.

By Post

Make cheques payable to Orkney Islands Council and send to Orkney Islands Council, Council Offices, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY.  Please write your rent reference number on the reverse of the cheque. Please do not send cash in the post.

Deduction from your wage or salary

This is only available to Council staff.

Further Information on Paying Council Rent

If you require further information about paying rent to Orkney Islands Council, please contact the Revenues team on telephone: 01856873535 extension 2115 or direct dial telephone: 01856886311 or via email.

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Telephone: 01856 873535

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