How to pay business rates
You can pay business rates in the following ways:
- By direct debit.
- Online via our secure website
- Post your payment to us. (Please don’t send cash through the post)
- By credit card or debit card (24 hours): Telephone 0845 6017297
- At any Post Office (please take your bill where the barcode will be scanned to ensure payment to your account)
Please Note: Supported Browsers
The online payment facility does not support all available internet browsers. If the browser you are using is not included in the list below you may experience difficulties or the payment may be processed incorrectly.
Supported - Internet Explorer Version 7 and 8, Mozilla / Firefox Version 2 (there may also be some display problems when using Opera version 6.4)
Paying By Cheque
At the Post Office: Make your cheques or postal orders payable to Post Office Counters Ltd and write ‘account payee’ down the centre of your cheque if it isn’t there already.
Sending to the council: Make your cheques or postal orders payable to Lancaster City Council and write ‘account payee’ down the centre of your cheque if it isn’t there already.
Please write your reference number on the back of your cheque or postal order.
Please note that we do not accept post-dated cheques
Remittance advices can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.