Payment of business rate bills is automatically set on a 10-monthly cycle, however Brentwood Borough Council allows for flexible payment options.

For all methods of payment other than direct debit, your payment is due on the 1st of each month. For an annual bill you can pay over ten or twelve instalments. If you pay over 10 instalments you will get a "payment holiday" in February and March. If you pay over 12 instalments, the total amount you pay will be the same but your monthly instalment will be lower, you will not however have a February / March "payment holiday".

Your bill will normally show 10 instalments, however the following plans are also available:

  • 12 monthly instalments
  • 1 annual instalment (taken on 1 May)
  • 2 instalments on 1 May and 1 September

Direct debit

This is the easiest and simplest way to pay.

Monthly Direct Debits (including 12 monthly payment) can be set up for the 1st, 7th, 14th, 21st or 28th of each month. To pay by direct debit you can complete the business rates online direct debit form below:

Apply to pay business rates by direct debit 

(Please have your Non Domestic Rates account number (printed on the front of your bill) and bank details ready).

Online banking / direct payments

Depending on the method of payment used, payments should appear in the Council's bank account by the next day. To avoid reminders, you should allow up to 5 days for payments to be processed. To pay quote your account number as the reference and send payment to:

Account Holder: Brentwood Borough Council
Account number : 01731291
Sort code: 30-91-17

Remember - your NNDR account number is the number printed on the front of your bill.

Pay by credit or debit card - online

Use our online secure payment facility:

Pay your business rates

Pay by credit or debit card - automated telephone payment service

Telephone 0345 200 1173. Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls cost no more than calls to geographic numbers (01 or 02). Calls from landlines are typically charged up to 9p per minute; calls from mobiles typically cost between 3p and 40p per minute depending on your network provider. Calls from landlines and mobiles are included in free call packages.

Pay at the Council - The Town Hall is open to Brentwood Borough Council customers on an appointment basis only. Appointments must be pre-booked and will be arranged directly by our staff with customers on a case-by-case basis. 

You can pay by card or cheque via the payment kiosk located in the Council reception at the Town Hall. Please note: We are unable to take cash.

Our opening hours are Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5.00pm and 8.30am to 4.30pm on Friday. You can also post a cheque to Brentwood Borough Council, although payment by direct debit is recommended. You must quote your Non Domestic Rates account number and address.