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
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.

*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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