Pay your business rates online or in other ways.

A business can now elect to pay their business rates bill over twelve instalments instead of ten. If you would like to take advantage of this please contact the business rates team on 01707 357000 or email

Please note that if you wish to pay your business rates over 12 monthly instalments then you will need to inform us in time to issue a demand notice by the 15 April each year.


OnlinePaying your business rates online is the quickest and easiest way to make one-off payments.
Direct DebitThis is the easiest and most efficient way. If you would like to pay by Direct Debit you can either complete a Direct Debit mandate form, or contact us with your bank details and we can set it up over the phone.
Telephone0845 6041064
Standing orderThis is similar to Direct Debit but you need to amend the instructions to your bank whenever your monthly charge changes.

If you would like to pay your Business Rates by standing order the council's bank details are as follows:

HSBC Welwyn Garden City
Sort Code : 40-46-08
Account Number : 41020900

PayPoint cardWe can issue a PayPoint card which can be used at any PayPoint outlet or Post Office.
CashWe can accept cash at the payment kiosk in our Welwyn Garden City office, however we are unable to accept cash at our Hatfield housing office. Please do not send cash by post.