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Business rates are payable in ten monthly instalments normally starting on 1 April each year or, in the case of Direct Debit payments 15 April.
We can arrange for you to make payments over twelve months if you contact us on 01772 906972.
You can register for an online account to track the progress of your payments and securely view the balance on your business rates through our online business rates system.
Direct Debit is the safest and easiest way to pay your business rates. You can easily set this up now by calling the business rates section on 01772 906972 (minicom: 01772 906858) with your bank account details and the instruction will be actioned without the need to complete any paperwork.
If you prefer, you can download a mandate form from the document section on this page and return to the address at the bottom of this web page.
If the front of your bill states that your payment method is by direct debit you do not need to complete a new instruction, your direct debit will automatically continue each year.
Please note - there may be a charge of 1.5% for paying by credit card.
Remittances should be sent to the address shown on the front of your bill.
Please write your business rates account number on the reverse of your cheque. Cheques and postal orders should be made payable to Preston City Council.
Do not send your bill unless you also send a prepaid envelope for its return. Receipts are only given for payment made by post if a stamped addressed envelope is provided by you.
To find where your nearest Paypoint or Post Office outlet is please use Allpay's easy to use search tool.
Please quote your business rates account number together with the council's account details when completing a paying in slip. (A small fee may be charged.)
Please quote the following on your standing order:
Note: When making a payment through a bank or post office it will not be effective until the credit has been received and identified by the council. You should, therefore, allow sufficient time for your instructions to be carried out.
If you require help with something in this section, please contact us.