You can pay your Business Rates by instalments over 10 months, 12 months, half-yearly or yearly, by cash, cheque or by debit or credit card.

There is a surcharge for credit card payments.

There are 4 different ways to pay by instalments:

The statutory scheme which you will automatically receive with your bill, gives 10 monthly instalments payable on the 10th of the month running consecutively from April to January.

You can also request to pay by any of the following methods

  • By 12 monthly Direct Debit payments spreading your payments from April to March (please note that the number of instalments will be reduced if the plan starts late, the final payment will remain in March)
  • By 12 monthly cash, cheque or by debit or credit card. A surcharge will be applied for credit card payments but not to debit card payments.
  • Half-yearly payments to be made in April and October
  • A yearly payment to be made in April
  • If you wish to change your instalment plan from the statutory 10 instalments or you are having problems paying, we may be able to make an alternative arrangement please contact the Business Rates section
  • You can pay by any of these instalment plans by Direct Debit see above

Send payments to Finance, Business Rates, Epping Forest District Council, Civic Offices, High Street, Essex, Epping, CM16 4BZ

Write your payment reference number with your name and address on the back of the cheque.

If you would like a receipt, send a self-addressed stamped envelope along with your bill.

All payments should quote your name, address and Business Rates reference number.

The Council’s bank account is “Epping Forest District Council”

Sort Code 60-07-39 (Nat West Bank) Account number 56340001

The bank may make a charge for this service

Payments can be made at your local Post Office. Remember to quote the name, address and business rates account number.

The Epping Forest District Council account number is 302 4121. The Post Office may charge you for this service.

You can pay by cash, by cheque or by debit or credit card at our 3 cash offices.

There is a surcharge for credit card payments.

Our cash offices open 9 am to 4.45 pm Mondays to Thursdays, and 9 am to 4.30 pm Fridays (except bank holidays):

Civic offices, High Street, Epping, Essex CM16 4BZ
      Click here {phocamaps view=link|id=1|text=Map} to view civic offices

Housing and cash office, 63 The Broadway, Loughton, Essex IG10 3SP
      Click here {phocamaps view=link|id=9|text=Map} to view Housing and Cash office

Payments can also be made using the payment kiosk in the Library, 37 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey EN9 1EL
Opening Times 9:00am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday (excluding Thursdays) and 9:00am to 5:00pm Saturdays. Click here {phocamaps view=link|id=54|text=Map} to view Waltham Abbey Library