The easiest way to pay your business rates is via Direct Debit.

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 can find this on your most recent bill - it is 8 digits long and starts with a 9.

Pay now via our website

You can make a payment at any time here.

Pay by Direct Debit

Call us and we can 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 a payment 24 hours a day by calling our automated payment line on 03300 887 946.

Pay by Internet banking, Standing Order or in person at a bank or building society

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

Our BankLloyds TSB
Account NameSouth Hams District Council
Sort Code30-98-69
Account Number40073168
ReferenceYour Business Rate Account number


If you do not quote your business rate account number, your payment may not be correctly allocated.

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