You can pay your TV Licence fee through Direct Debit from your Bank Current Account.
Direct Debit Payment Options
There are four payment options.
Annual - One annual instalment of the Full TV Licence fee (€160)
Bi-Annual - Two six monthly instalments of €80
Quarterly - Four equal quarterly instalments of €40
Monthly - Spread the cost of the TV Licence fee over twelve months. Pay €13.33 per month
How do I set up a Direct Debit ?
- You must have a Republic of Ireland Bank current account.
- You must then fill in a Direct Debit mandate form and send in the completed form to your local TV Licence records office. Please ensure that you read the Terms & Conditions carefully.
- An acknowledgement letter will be posted out to you on the 20th of the month in which the Direct Debit Agreement is set up.
- Download a Direct Debit mandate forms or request one from your local TV Licence records office
Your TV Licence reference number should be on any letter you have received from An Post Licence Services. If you do not have your TV Reference number, please leave this part of the form blank.
Please ensure that you have read the Direct Debit Agreement Terms and Conditions
Your bank requires a minimum of two weeks notice to activate a direct Debit Agreement on your account. Therefore your TV Licence records office must receive the completed Direct Debit mandate form before the 15th of the month in order to commence payments in the following month. If your Direct Debit mandate form is received after the 15th of the month, the Direct Debit Agreement will not be set up until the following month.
An Post Licence Services will send you a letter acknowledging your Direct Debit Agreement and showing your payment schedule on the 20th of the month in which the Direct Debit Agreement was set up.
All arrears due to date will be debited from your bank account in your first instalment.
There are no additional charges for paying for your TV Licence by Direct Debit.
When will the money be taken from my account ?
Below is a list of the dates that customers bank current accounts are due to be debited. Please refer to your payment schedule in your confirmation letter for the months that refer to your payment option type.
The Direct Debit instalment is always sought on the third continuous working day of the month.
Can I change my Direct Debit payment option?
Your payment option can only be changed in the month your current Television Licence expires. If you wishes to change your payment option please download and complete a Direct Debit Change of Bank Account - Payment Option form and return immediately to your Local TV Licence records office. Alternatively you can contact your Local TV Licence records office by phone or email and a Direct Debit Change of Bank Account - Payment Option form will be posted out to you.
All TV Licence renewal Direct Debit customers receive a letter 3-4 weeks prior to their TV Licence expiring.
Changing Bank Accounts ?
If you are an existing Direct Debit customer and wish to change bank accounts, please download and complete the Direct Debit Change of Bank Account - Payment Option form and return to your Local TV Licence records Office. Alternatively you can contact your Local TV Licence records office by phone or email and a Direct Debit Change of Bank Account - Payment Option form will be posted out to you.
Please Note: You can only change your payment option in the month of expiry.
Direct Debit Terms & Conditions ?
The Direct Debit Agreement will remain in force on a year to year basis until such time as it is cancelled. Any changes to the television licence fee will apply to all television licences purchased after the date on which the fee comes into force. An Post will notify you, by post, on an annual basis of the amounts due to be debited from your Bank Current Account.
Under this agreement you are legally obliged to pay the full cost of a television licence. Non-receipt of any instalment due on your television licence fee will result in the revocation of the licence and you will then be obliged to purchase a replacement licence in full or face prosecution for the breach of Broadcasting Legislation.
In the event of changing your bank or bank account number, please remind your bank of this Direct Debit in order to prevent failure of An Post payment requests.
Where a direct debit mandate is being set-up in respect of a renewal licence, the existing expiry date of the licence will remain unchanged and any arrears due to the date of the set-up will be collected in the first instalment.
The amounts to be debited are variable and may be debited on various dates. You should duly notify the Bank in writing if you wish to cancel this instruction. You must also notify An Post of such cancellations.
Bank Direct Debit Mandate Form
Foirm Sainordú Dochair Dhírigh Bainc
Direct Debit Change of Bank Account - Payment Option form
Leasú Foirm Dochair Dhírigh