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Purbeck business rate payment methods

You can pay your business rate by:

  • direct debit
  • debit or credit card payment
  • online
  • internet banking or standing order

Payment methods

Direct debit

This is the simplest and most convenient way to pay. There are no cheques to write, no cash to deal with and no ongoing paperwork because payments are made for you by your bank or building society.

You will always remain in control of your payments, as we will notify you at least 10 working days before any change to your payments. You are guaranteed a full and immediate refund by your bank in the unlikely event of an error and you are free to cancel the direct debit instruction at any time.

If you are a new ratepayer you will have received a direct debit instruction. If you wish to pay by direct debit, complete the direct debit form and return it to us.

Alternatively, if you are a new or existing ratepayer and you would like to pay by direct debit, you have the following options:

Debit or credit card payment

Please call our Automated Telephone Payment (ATP)line which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to pay by debit or credit card. Alternatively, call Customer Services on 01929 557361, from 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, 8.30am to 4.30pm on Friday, and a customer advisor will process your payment.


You can pay online with a debit or credit card.

Internet banking or standing order

You can make arrangements with your bank or building society to set up regular payments to the council. The following details will be required to ensure that your payments are allocated to your rates account:

  • The Council's Bank: Lloyds Bank, Wareham
  • Bank Sort Code: 30 - 99 - 12
  • Bank Account No: 01685739
  • Bank Account Name: Purbeck DC - Third Party Receipts
  • Payment Reference (your reference number can be found on your current bill)

Call Business Rates should you require assistance with this method of payment.

Late payment

Payments must be made in accordance with your business rate bill. In the event of late payment, a reminder notice may be issued.

Legislation allows for a maximum of only 2 reminders to be issued in any financial year. After this, the remaining balance for the year becomes payable in full.

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