Making council tax payment to Milas council
If you follow these steps, you have a good chance of being able to pay your council tax online.
Please let me know if this does not work for you.
Please note, you can pay via bank transfer. Paying via a Turkish bank in this case is advisable as chasing up payments may be difficult given the language barrier.
Bank transfers and credit card payments are official methods of payment which require no receipt. It is only cash payment that require a receipt.
Your online account will be updated to show your payment. This may take a week if paying by bank transfer, but paying online gives you an instant result. If your account does not get updated, please let us know and we will give them a call for you.
Please follow these stages:
First go to the website.
One point to note when inputting your card number and 3 pin card security code: Your keyboard is deactivated so you can only use the keypad on the webpage. If you make an error, the delete on your keypad will not work (thanks Pat), so use the SIL button (which is delete in Turkish).
I sent everyone a Sicil number and password, but if yo have mislaid it, just le me know.
The site also has an English section, so this makes it easier.
There only a number of international credit cards that work with the online system,. The council does not have a list of these, which makes it a random affair. Your property management company should be able to help you with this.
If you are not an Idealworld client then you will need to claim your username and password form the council. This is the procedure (thanks to Brian Watts from this):
To pay taxes on line first request a password by sending an email as follows:
Subject: e-belediye Şifre
Tckimlik No: Turkish kimlik or foreign passport No
Baba Adı:Father's Name
Ana Adı: Main Title
Doğum Yeri: Place of birth
Doğum Tarihi: Date of birth
Ev Tel: Home Phone (including international code)
Cep Tel: Mobile Phone (including international code)
Varsa Emlak Sicil No: Real Estate Registration No (you should be able to get this from VT or Artev)
THE WEBSITE NOW HAS AN ENGLISH OPTION, SO IS EASIER TO NAVIGATE.