How to Pay

Your bill shows how much Business Rates you have to pay. Payments should be received on or before the date they are due.
Direct Debit is the easiest way to pay your Business Rates; we offer a choice of payment dates – 1st, 10th, 20th or half yearly (two instalments due on 1st April and 1st September).

Why change to Direct Debit?

  • It is a more convenient way to pay.
  • It helps you budget for the future.
  • It saves you money on postage and stationery.
  • It avoids traveling expenses and queuing.
  • You do not have to complete a new form every year, unless you change your Bank or Building Society or move house.
  • You will be notified in advance of the amounts to be collected
  • You can cancel a Direct Debit at any time.
The Council has to comply with the Direct Debit rules issued by the Banks. All payments are governed by the Direct Debit Guarantee.

You can obtain a Direct Debit instruction by downloading a form here.

Internet Payments

You can pay via the Internet with your Debit/Credit Card. Please access: Online Services - Pay Online to utilize the 24-hour payment facility.

Online Banking

You can pay your Council Tax over the Internet, you will need the Council’s Bank Details: - Sort Code 54-10-34, Account Number 47672552 and to quote your account reference

Telephone Payments

24 Hour Automated Telephone Payment system - you can pay by Debit Card . Please call 0207 1381970. You will need to quote your Account Reference and the amount you wish to pay.

Post Office

You can use your Allpay payment card or the barcode shown on your bill at any Post Office free of charge by cash, cheque or debit card. Cheques should be made payable to “Post Office Ltd”.

By AllPay Payment Card

You can pay in cash only at any PayPoint retailer. Please click here to view a list of pay point outlet addresses. You must take your bill or payment card with you when you go to pay.
To request a payment card email [email protected] quoting your account reference number, name and address. Or you can download a form here.


If you have been issued with an Allpay payment card you can now make your payment to the council direct from your mobile telephone. All you need is a registered mobile phone and a debit card, then please log on to


Please make cheques payable to “Isle of Wight Council” and quote your address and account number when sending your payment. DO NOT SEND CASH. Receipts will not be issued. Postal payments should be sent to the address below.

How to contact us

Telephone 01983 823920 – Lines are open between 8.00 am – 6.00 pm Monday – Friday

E-mail: [email protected]

01983 823900

Write to
Isle of Wight Council
Revenues Division
Council Offices
Isle of Wight
PO36 9EA
Opening Times: 8.30 am – 5.00 pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and 8.30 am – 4.30 pm Fridays.
Closed all day Tuesday

Page last updated on: 07/02/2013