Pay your Business Rates

There are several different ways that you can pay your Business Rates. You can pay in 10 monthly instalments, once a year on 1 April or you can pay half on 1 April and the other half on 1 September.

Direct Debit

Direct Debit is the most efficient and convenient way to pay your Business Rates.

You can pay by Direct Debit if you have a bank or building society current account. We offer two different payment dates, 1st and 15th of the month. Please print and return the fully completed form to the address below.


You can pay your business rates online.

By Telephone

You can call our Automated Payments Line on 01279 502222 at any time. You will need your 9 digit Account Number. This is shown on the front of your bill and your debit/credit card details.

At the Bank

Compete a Bank Giro Credit Slip at your bank and make a payment to the Council.

Sort Code - 60 02 36
Account Number - 52507637

You will need to quote your Business Rates Account Number as shown on the front of your bill.

By Cheque

You can send us a cheque. Write 'A/C payee' down the centre of your cheque and make it payable to East Herts Council. Write your Business Rates account number on the back of your cheque and send it to East Herts Council, Wallfields, Pegs Lane, Hertford, Herts SG13 8EQ.

We cannot accept cheques with future dates on or cheques made payable to someone else. Don't post cash through our letter boxes.

Contact us

Tel: 01279 655261 Ext 7223


Write to:

Business Rates Section
East Herts Council
Pegs Lane
SG13 8EQ