NNDR Payment Methods

When are my payments due?

At the start of each financial year you will receive your business rates bill payable in ten monthly instalments. This is the default time scale set by the government.

Alternatively you can pay your bill in full by the 1 April.

If you become liable for rates later in the financial year, or, have an adjustment to your account during the financial year, you will be given as many monthly instalments as the regulations allow.

Direct Debit payments are collected automatically. You can chose a payment day of the 5th, 15th or 25th of the month (or nearest working day afterwards).

All other payment method instalments are due on the 1st of the month.

Ways to pay

Direct Debit

Contact the Local Taxes section on 01962 848 288 to setup a Direct Debit over the phone. We are now paperless. Please have your bank details available when you call, alternatively print off the electronic form at the bottom of this page and send it back to us. You can also get a form from our offices.

The Direct Debit Guarantee protects everybody who pays by direct debit and means that you are always in control of your money. Make sure you keep a copy of the guarantee.

Direct debit saves you time and hassle and is the most cost effective method for Winchester City Council.

You can chose a payment day of the 5th, 15th or 25th of the month (or nearest working day afterwards).

By Electronic Payment

You can now pay your business rates online using our e-payments system

Touch-tone Telephone system

0845 602 4438 and have your Business Rates reference number and debit card handy. (We do not accept credit cards).


Using your bank's accounting facility quoting your business rates account reference. Pay to National Westminster Bank 57-73-05.


Write your business rates account reference on the reverse of your cheque and post (with your bill AND a stamped address envelope if you require a receipt) to Winchester City Council, City Offices, Colebrook Street, Winchester, Hants, SO23 9LJ. Cheques should be made payable to Winchester City Council.

Debit Card

If for whatever reason your are unable to use the touch-tone telephone system detailed above then you can call the following number and speak to an officer - this number is for debit card payments only: 01962 848 470

In Person

By cash, cheque or debit card at the Cash Office, City Offices, Colebrook Street, Winchester. Open 8.45am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday. Please bring your bill with you to receipt your payment.

** We do not accept credit card payments for business rates**

When will your payment reach your Business Rates Account?

Direct Debit payments, debit card payments, payments in person to the cash office will be credited to your business rates account the next working day

Bank payments may take anything up to 5 working days to reach your business rates account. You must allow extra time for the payment to reach us through the banking system if you use this method of payment.