Pay your business rates
Business rates are payable in ten monthly instalments normally starting on 1 April each year or, in the case of Direct Debit payments 15 April. We can arrange for you to make payments over twelve months if you contact us. Please note: Due to the budget announcements main billing will be done later this year. As a result, instalment dates for the 2021/22 financial year will be on the 15th of the month rather than the 1st.
You can pay your business rates in a number of ways:
Pay by Direct Debit
Direct Debit is the safest and easiest way to pay your business rates. You can easily set one up online now, you can also use the online form to make changes to your existing Direct Debit.
Please note that we expect all of your instalments to be paid up to date at the time you complete this form. If any payments are outstanding you may receive a revised bill or further recovery action may be taken.
Find out more about your rights under the Direct Debit Guarantee.
If you are unable to fill in the online form or if your bank account requires two signatures to set up a Direct Debit please fill in and return a paper Direct Debit form to us:
Other ways of paying
You can pay your business rates online - just enter your business rates reference number and the amount you wish to pay.
Pay by BACS
To pay by BACS please quote your business rate account number, sort code 60-15-39 and bank account number 69624178.
Pay by credit or debit card
To pay by credit card or debit card please call our telephone payment line 0300 456 0514.
Pay by cheque
Please make all cheques payable to 'Sandwell MBC' with your name, address and business rates account number on the reverse. Cheques should be sent to Sandwell Council House, PO Box 2372, Oldbury, West Midlands, B69 3BS.
You can pay by cash (as well as by credit card, debit card or cheque) at one of our cash offices.
Please note: At present, no single cash transaction (including notes, coin or travellers cheques in any currency) exceeding £2,000 will be accepted for any council service in any one financial year. Cash exceeding this limit will not be accepted. Any person wishing to make a payment in excess of this limit, will need to seek an alternative method of payment.
Having difficulty paying?
If you are experiencing difficulty in paying your instalments on time or require further information and advice please contact us.