Pay your business rates

Pay your business rates

You can pay by Direct Debit, online, by phone, by bank transfer, by post or in person.

By Direct Debit

Setting up a Direct Debit is quick and easy.

You’ll need:

  • business rate account number
  • bank name, branch and sort code
  • bank account number and the name(s) on the account

Set up a Direct Debit online 

If you'd like to change your Direct Debit, please fill in a new form.


Paying online is easy and secure. We accept all major credit and debit cards.

Make a payment online  

You’ll need the first 11 digits of your business rate account number, which you can find on your bill or reminder. It starts with a 5 and usually consists of numbers not letters.

By phone

Call us:

Pay by phone using our 24-hour automated payment line on 0870 707 7776. The call will cost you 2p per minute plus any charges from your phone company.

Mobile phone app:

Pay using the Allpay app, available from the Apple App store or Google Play.

Text message:

Pay your business rates by text message through Allpay. To register you’ll need your plastic payment card or the 19 digit number printed under the bar code on your bill.

By bank transfer using online or phone banking

Our bank details are:

Sort Code: 56-00-05

Account Number: 41322266.

Use the first 11 digits of your business rates account number as your payment reference. The account number starts with a 5 and usually consists of numbers not letters.

By post

Send a cheque made payable to Bristol City Council, along with the payment slip that came with your bill. Write your business rates account number on the front of the cheque, in the top right hand corner.  Tell us if you’d like a receipt.

Post to:

Local Taxation (100TS), PO Box 3176, Bristol, BS3 9FS

In person

You can pay by cash, cheque or debit/credit card at one of our Citizen Service Points. Take your business rates bill with you.

Bristol Pound

To set up a regular payment from a Bristol Pound account, see the page on paying business rates on the Bristol Pound website.