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Pay your business rates

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1. Paying your Business Rates

We collect non-domestic rates (NNDR) on behalf of the government which sets a "rate in the pound" annually with increases being no greater than the rate of inflation.

For enquiries about your business rates contact us by email at or ring 01392 265559

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You need your debit or credit card and your business rates account reference number.

We will notify you of receipt of payment once received.

Direct debit

Direct debit is the best way to pay. Simple, quick and safe. Just give us the details once, and we'll do the rest. So no need to remember to pay. Spread your payments over a year, ten months, or pay all at once or in two payments.

If you want to change how often you pay, telephone us on 01392 265559 or email

Online banking

Make your payment to Exeter City Council quoting your business rates account reference number and these details:
Bank: Lloyds Bank, 
Sort Code: 30-93-14
Account Number: 01393610
Account Name: Exeter City Council

By phone

Call 0300 456 0636 (24 hours). You need your debit or credit card and your business rates account reference number. 

By post

Make cheques payable to Exeter City Council. Write your name, address and business rates account reference number on the back. We don't accept cheques dated in the future. Send your cheque to:
Exeter City Council
Civic Centre
Paris Street
It can take several days to process cheques into your account.