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Pay your business rates

There are various ways you can pay your Business Rates to Stockton Council.

Business Rates are payable in ten or twelve monthly instalments from April.


Direct debit

Direct Debit is the easiest and most secure way to pay.

This will be collected on the 1st or the 15th of each month and can be collected over 10 months (April to January) or 12 months (April to March).

To arrange your direct debit over the telephone, please call 01642 397108.

Alternatively download the mandate and email it to [email protected].

You can also return it by post to:

Revenues & Benefits Service
PO Box 410
Stockton on Tees
TS23 2YD

All Direct Debits are covered by the Direct Debit Guarantee.


At your bank or via internet banking

Payment should be made to:

Stockton Borough Council
Sort code: 55/61/00
Account number: 07436998

Ensure that your 8 digit Non Domestic Rate account number is quoted.


In person

You can pay by cheque or cash at any one of our cash offices located at Billingham Library and Customer Service Centre, Thornaby Library and Customer Service Centre and Stockton Central Library and Customer Service Centre.

Opening hours are Monday to Friday between 9am to 4pm (Stockton and Thornaby offices open at 8.30am on a Monday).


By post

Make cheques, money orders and postal orders payable to Stockton Borough Council and post to:

Stockton Borough Council
PO Box 500
TS18 1WA

Your address and Non Domestic Rate account number should be written on the back of the cheque.

If you want a receipt posting back to you, please enclose a stamped addressed envelope with your bill. Please allow seven days from posting for the payment to be credited to your Business Rate account.


By phone

Pay with your debit card by phone 24 hours a day by calling 0330 555 6780. Select option 3, Business Rates.



To pay your Business Rates go to our Online Payments service.

If you receive a Reminder Notice or Final Notice for late payment and you cannot pay what is due we can make an arrangement with you. Please call 01642 397108 for more information.