dcsimg

How can I buy or renew a black and white TV Licence?

A black and white licence costs £53.

By phone
If you need to buy or renew a black and white TV Licence you can pay by annual Direct Debit or debit or credit card by calling us on 0300 790 6130*. Please have your bank or card details to hand when you call. If you pay by Direct Debit, your bank or building society will automatically transfer the full licence fee once a year. This means you won’t ever have to worry about your licence expiring.

By post
You can post a cheque made payable to ‘TV Licensing’ for £53. Please write your name, address, postcode and TV Licence or reference number (if available) on the back and send it to:

TV Licensing
Darlington
DL98 1TL.

Please do not send cash payments.

At a PayPoint
You can renew your black and white licence at a PayPoint, simply take your reminder with you. PayPoints accept cash or most debit cards, but not credit cards. If you do not have a reminder, or you wish to buy a brand new black and white licence, you will need to call us on 0300 790 6130* to obtain an application form which you will need to take with you to a PayPoint.

Unfortunately you cannot pay for a black and white licence on our website.

If you pay by Direct Debit you can upgrade to a colour licence at any time by calling us on 0300 790 6130*. You can pay monthly, quarterly or yearly.

If you want to pay by debit or credit card and you have more than one month remaining on your black and white licence, please call us on 0300 790 6130*.

You can buy your new colour licence online by debit or credit card, if you have less than one month remaining on your black and white licence, or your black and white licence has expired. Please have your card details to hand.

If you wish to pay for your new colour licence by cheque or at a PayPoint, please call us on 0300 790 6130* for further information.

*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, calls to an 0300 number will be included free of charge.

General information about TV Licensing is available in other languages: