TV Licensing understands that some people find it hard to pay the annual fee of £159 for a colour TV Licence or £53.50 for a black and white licence in one go. For this reason, there are a number of different ways to pay for a TV Licence.
People who do not have a correct, up-to-date TV License risk prosecution and a possible fine of up to £1,000.
Ways to pay
Options to pay for a TV Licence are as follows:
TV Licensing payment card
The TV Licensing payment card gives you the flexibility to pay for your licence weekly, fortnightly, or monthly from £6. Once it is set up you can pay online, on your mobile via the TVL Pay app, with a phone call, by text message or in person at any PayPoint outlet. Please call 0300 555 3456.
You can make a single payment with a debit or credit card, including Maestro, Delta, Visa, Visa Electron or MasterCard. You can pay online at tvlicensing.co.uk/payinfo or by calling 0300 790 6115.
You can spread the cost of your licence by choosing from a range of Direct Debit options. Find out more at tvlicensing.co.uk/payinfo or call 0300 790 6115.
Send a cheque for the full fee payable to ‘TV Licensing’, writing your name, address and postcode clearly on the back of the cheque. Send it to TV Licensing, Darlington DL98 1TL. Please do not send cash.
Reduced TV Licence fees
It costs £159 for a colour and £53.50 for a black and white TV Licence. In some cases, you may be entitled to a reduced fee TV Licence (see below).
Over 75’s in receipt of Pension Credit
Aged 75 or older, and receiving Pension Credit? You can apply for a free TV Licence. You need to be receiving Pension Credit in your name, or this can be in your partner’s name if you are a couple and living at the same address. 74 years old and receiving Pension Credit? You can apply for a free TV Licence now, plus a short-term licence
to cover you until your 75th birthday.
Registered as Blind (severely sight impaired)
You may be eligible to apply for a 50% concession. You can complete and print out an online application form at tvlicensing.co.uk/blind and send it to us along with a copy of your document of blind registration or a certificate from your ophthalmologist. You’ll also need your licence number, phone number and cheque payment.
Please post to TV Licensing, Blind Concession Group, Darlington DL98 1TL.