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Pay business rate bill - Area code 2D


Area code 2D is for businesses in East Dorset

Pay by Direct Debit

This is the simplest and most convenient way to pay. There are no cheques to write, no cash to deal with and no ongoing paperwork because payments are made for you by your bank or building society.

You remain in control of your payments, as we will notify you at least 10 working days before any change to your payments. You are guaranteed a full and immediate refund by your bank in the unlikely event of an error and you are free to cancel the direct debit instruction at any time.

Direct debit payments can be taken on the 1st, 15th or 25th day of each month. All other payment methods are due on the 1 of each month as detailed on your bill.

Online

Set up or amend a Direct Debit

By phone

You can set up or amend a Direct Debit securely over the phone during office hours. 

Call 01202 634233

Make a one-off payment

Online

Make a payment

By phone

Our Automated Telephone Payments line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Call 0300 7900 545

You will need your 9 digit non-domestic rate reference number shown on your bill.

Set up a standing order

You can make arrangements with your bank or building society to set up regular payments to the council. The following details will be required to ensure that your payments are allocated to your account:

  • bank sort code: 40-46-37
  • account number: 61127721
  • your 9 digit non-domestic rate reference, which is shown on your bill

By post

Cheques made payable to Dorset Council can be posted to us.

Please ensure that you quote your business rate reference number on the back of your cheque. In the interest of economy, a receipt will not be issued and an alternative method of payment should be used if possible. Post dated cheques are not accepted.

At a post office

You may take your bar coded bill and payment to any post office. You will not be charged a fee.

At the Civic Offices

Payments can be made at the Civic Offices, Allenview House, Hanham Road, Wimborne

Late payment

Payments must be made in accordance with your business rate bill. In the event of late payment, a reminder notice may be issued.

Please note that only 2 reminders to be issued in any financial year. After this, the remaining balance for the year becomes payable in full.

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