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Pay your business rates

There are various ways you can pay your business rates.

Pay by 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 Direct Debit download the  Business Rates Direct Debit Mandate (PDF) [156KB]  and email it to or to arrange over the telephone call 01642 397108.

All Direct Debits are covered by the Direct Debit Guarantee.


Other ways to pay

At your bank or using 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 Central Library, Thornaby Central Library and Stockton Central Library.

Opening hours

The cash office at Stockton Central Library is open 8:30am to 4pm, Monday to Friday

The cash offices at Billingham Central Library and Thornaby Central Library are open:

  • 8:30am to 1pm and 1:30pm to 4pm on Monday
  • 9am to 1pm and 1:30pm to 4pm, Tuesday to Friday


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.



Provide evidence

You can submit evidence documents online to support your business rates account by signing into your online business rates account.

Log in or register for an online account

If you need help completing this form, contact us on 01642 397108.


Apply for a refund

You will need to log in to your Business Rates account online to check if your account is in credit and if you are eligible to apply for a refund. We will review your account before a refund is issued.

Log in or register for an online account

If you need help completing this form, contact us on 01642 397108.