Ways of paying Your Business Rates
Information on how to pay your Business Rates.
You will receive the statutory scheme of 10 installments unless an application is made in writing for one of the other payment methods below.
Select one of the payment methods:
1. Pay by Direct Debit
Direct Debit is the easiest and most cost-effective way to pay your bill. If you wish to setup a Direct debit, you must complete Direct Debit form and return it to the address shown below. We operate a variable Direct Debit scheme which offers flexibility and convenience with a range of payment dates and frequencies available.
Download and print the Direct Debit form from the link:
Send the completed form to: Business Rates Epping Forest District Council, Civic Offices, High Street, Epping, Essex CM16 4BZ
If you wish to discuss the Direct Debit scheme please contact the helpline on 01992 564003
2. Pay Online
This secure site accepts most major debit and credit cards but not Diners Card or American Express. A surcharge will be applied for credit card payments but not to debit card payments.
Click here: Pay online
3. Pay by Phone
Call 01992 564600 - a 24 hour automated telephone payment service for payments using your debit or credit card. Make sure you have your account reference number and card available when telephoning the payment line.
4. Pay in Person
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 Map to view civic offices
Housing and cash office, 63 The Broadway, Loughton, Essex IG10 3SP
Click here 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.
5. Pay at Post Office
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.
6. Pay by Post
You can send a cheque to Finance Service, Civic Offices, High Street, Epping, Essex, CM16 4BZ.
Receipts for payment by cheque will not be issued unless the payment slip is presented intact together with the bill, with a stamped addressed envelope.