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Pay your business rates

There are a number of ways you can pay your business rates.

The quickest and easiest way to pay - Set up a direct debit


You can pay your business rates online using our business rates payment system.

You will need a debit/credit card and your account number, which is on the front of your bill.


Contact us  on our 24 hour payment line. Payment line details are on the Contact us option above.  Pay with your credit or debit card using our automated service. You'll need your card, the account number from the front of your bill and a pen to note your receipt number.

Other ways to pay

There are other ways to pay your business rates.

Through your bank

Make payments, through your bank, to Lloyds Bank Plc, account number 51009868, sort code 30-92-79. Please make sure you quote your Business Rates account number, which is on the front of your bill.

At a post office or a PayPoint outlet

Business rates bills contain a barcode. Simply take it to any post office or PayPoint outlet where it can be scanned and you can make a payment. Please remember to keep your receipt. If your bill does not have a barcode, please contact us.

By post

Send payment, making cheques payable to Durham County Council and quoting your business rates account number on the back, to the address included in contact us.

Please do not send cash through the post.