Cheque or postal order

If you’re paying for a licence in full, it’s possible to pay by post.

How to pay by cheque or postal order

  • Make payable to TV Licensing
  • Check that the amount in words and numbers matches. How much does a TV Licence cost?
  • Use today’s date (not post-dated)
  • If paying by cheque, please make sure it’s signed
  • Please write the following on the back of the cheque:
    Your name and address
    Your current TV Licence number if you’re renewing

Send your payment to

Customer Services
TV Licensing
Darlington
DL98 1TL

Your TV Licence will then be sent to you in the post within 10 working days. You’ll also be able to view your licence online.

Are you over 74 years old?

You won’t need to pay for a full year’s licence. But we can’t give you an exact amount until we know how many months you need cover for. To find out what you need to pay, please call 0300 790 6165* with your name and address, date of birth, current TV Licence number and National Insurance number. Find out more about licences for those aged 74 or over.


If you still have questions take a look at TV Licensing FAQs where you can find all the answers in one place.

*Calls to our 0300 numbers cost no more than a national rate call to an 01 or 02 number, whether from a mobile or landline. If you get inclusive minutes with your mobile, calls to an 0300 number will be included.

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