Business rates are a national tax which is a contribution made by businesses towards the cost of services provided by us, Kent County Council and Kent Fire and Rescue Service. The cheapest way to pay in terms of how much it costs us to process is Direct Debit, it's also really quick and easy for you to set up.

Direct Debit

Paying your bill by Direct Debit is quick, easy, safe and secure. It means you sign up once and you don't have to worry about it again. The payments will automatically come out of your account on 21st of each month.

Access our simple Direct Debit form below by registering for an online Business Rates account.


Use our online payment portal to make a one-off payment.

Pay online

Standing Order

You can pay your Business Rates using your online banking. Here are the details you need to set this up.

Sort Code: 30-93-60

Account Number: 54599860

When setting this payment up please only quote your Business Rates Reference Number as the payment reference. This will be on your bill and starts 5 and ends with a letter.


You can pay by debit or credit card on our 24-hour payment line. Call 01474 337788. When you call the number you'll need to select the 'All other services' option 2 and then press option 3.