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Business rates

Non-Domestic Rates, also known as business rates, are the way businesses and others who are responsible for commercial property make a contribution towards the cost of local services.

The Council uses the rateable value provided by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) to calculate how much you should pay on behalf of central government.

Further information about the Business Rates System.

Business rates information

Pay your business rates

How you can pay your business rates bill, provide evidence to support your business rates account or request a refund.

Moving your business in or out of the area

How to let us know you are moving your business in or out of the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees.

Business rates reliefs

There are a number of reliefs available to non-domestic rate payers which can be applied for and awarded depending on various qualifying conditions.

How to appeal your business rates

How to contact the VOA to appeal your business rates.

How your bill is calculated

How we work out your business rates bill.

Business Rates recovery and enforcement

Our recovery and enforcement processes regarding Business Rates.