Pay your business rates

Business Rates are payable over 10 instalments on the 15th of each month from April to January (additional instalment dates of 1st or 25th are available to direct debit payers). Alternatively you can request to pay half yearly or annually.

You can pay your account in a number of ways:


Direct Debit

You can setup a direct debit by using 'My business rates' account.

The most convenient way to pay business rates is by direct debit. The advantages include:

  • Payments can be made monthly on the 1st, 15th or 25th, or once or twice a year
  • Time is saved (there is no need to write or post cheques)
  • Queues are avoided
  • You don't need to worry about forgetting to pay
  • You don't have to carry cash
  • You don't have to buy stamps
  • You don't have to notify your bank/building society if the amount or date changes
  • It's easy to cancel
  • You have a money back guarantee and you are protected by the Direct Debit Guarantee, which monitors the efficiency of the scheme


Debit card by telephone

Payment can be made using your debit card. Please call the automated line on 01243 534880 to make a payment. This is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Please ensure you have your business rates account number as shown on your bill ready to quote. Please note you cannot pay your business rates by credit card.

Bank payment

Please use the following Chichester District Council bank details:

  •     Sort Code: 60-05-24
  •     Bank account number: 26121220

Please ensure you quote the business rates account number as shown on your latest bill.

Pay your business rates by 12 monthly instalments

You can request that your business rates instalments are paid over 12 months (for the 18/19 financial year; bills are due to be issued in mid March). You can request to pay on the 15th of every month from April to March.  Requests to pay over 12 months must be received by 1 April 2018 in order to start your new payment plan in April 2018. For requests received after this date the number of instalments will be 11 or the number of whole months remaining to March 2019. Please note ratepayers already paying by 12 monthly Instalments will be extended automatically and are not required to make a fresh application each year.