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Make a Payment of Business Rates

The easiest way to pay your business rates is via Direct Debit, which is also the most cost effective method of collection for the Council.

You can use the following methods to pay your business rates.

Remember, whatever payment method you choose make sure you have your business rates account number to hand. You'll find that on your bill.

Pay now via our website

You can make payment at any time via this website  Make a Payment of Business Rates (NNDR)

Pay by Direct Debit

Call us and will be able to set this up for you over the telephone. We can offer you a choice of payment dates:

  • 1st of the month
  • 15th of the month
  • 28th of the month

A copy of the Direct Debit Form can be downloaded from this page.

Pay by Debit Card or Credit Card

You can make payment 24 hours a day by calling our automated payment line on 0300 3330003*.

Please note that an additional charge of 1.5% will be payable on all credit card transactions.

Pay at your bank by internet banking, in person at a bank, standing order or at a building society

To do this you will need the Council's bank account details: 

The Council's Bank:Lloyds Bank
Account name:South Hams District Council
Account number:40073168
Sort code:30-98-69

You must also quote your Business Rates account number.

A fee may be chargeable for each transaction and you should check this before you make your payment.

Pay in person 

The council accepts payments at the cash office at Follaton House, Totnes from Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 5:00pm.

Click here for information on Find Our Offices or Call Us. Cheque's should be made payable to "South Hams District Council" and crossed 'a/c payee'. Please write your Business Rate account number on the back of your cheque.

By Post

Please send your payment to South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5NE. Cheque's should be made payable to "South Hams District Council" and crossed 'a/c payee'. Please write your Business Rate account number on the back of your cheque. Receipts will not be issued for payment by cheque, unless specifically requested.

Do not send cash through the post. A receipt will not be issued unless a stamped addressed envelope is supplied.