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Pay your business rates

There are a number of ways to pay your business rates.

Direct debit

Direct debit is the easiest way to pay your business rates. You can set up a direct debit by phoning 01902 555808, or by using our online form.

Alternatively, you can download, complete and return the pdf icon business rates direct debit instruction [48kb].


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Pay your Business Rates

Paying online is quick and easy. Payments are protected using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. You will need your 8-digit reference number shown on your bill.

We accept most major credit and debit cards.

By phone

You can make a payment using the council's 24 hour automated payment Freephone line.

  • Telephone: 0800 180 4464

We accept any of the cards listed above and you will need your 8-digit reference number shown on your bill.

Telephone banking

Alternatively, you can ring your own bank and ask them to make the payment to the following council bank account:

  • sort code: 56-00-69
  • account number: 44470339
  • reference number: the 8-digit number as shown on your business rates bill or payment card

By post

You can send a cheque/postal order made payable to Wolverhampton City Council by post:

Banking Services
Wolverhampton City Council
P.O. Box 260

Please write your name, address and account number on the back of the cheque/postal order.

Customer payment card

You can pay free of charge at any PayPoint or Post Office, providing you have a customer payment card which contains your unique business rates reference number. Simply hand your payment card and payment to the cashier and they will process the payment.

Note: Payment cards are no longer being issued for business rates although customers can still use these at PayPoint locations or Post Offices. 

All business rates bills issued from 01 June 2016 contain a barcode which customers can use when making payments.