Paying Council Tax or Business Rates

Paying Council Tax or Business Rates


Help is available for paying your Council Tax.


Pay by post

Cheques and postal orders should be crossed and made payable to Chesterfield Borough Council.

Send your cheque or postal order to:

Customer Service Centre
PO Box 100
85 New Square
Chesterfield S40 1AH

On the back of the cheque, please write the name of the council tax/business rates payer along with the address and billing account number.

Post-dated cheques are not accepted. Please do not send cash through the post.


Pay by Direct Debit

Direct Debit is the easiest way to pay. You can set up your Direct Debit online.


Pay by debit or credit card

Accepted debit cards

  • Visa Electron
  • Visa Delta
  • Switch/Maestro
  • Solo

Accepted credit cards

  • Visa
  • Mastercard (not American Express)

No charge is added for debit or credit card payments.

Please note: our online payments system uses temporary cookies to keep track of your progress as you complete the form, but they will be deleted when you close your browser.


Other ways to pay

Post Office or PayPoint outlet 

Use the barcode printed on your letter, bill or payment card. Get your barcode.

Some Post Offices and PayPoint outlets may have different opening times, so please check before travelling.


Standing order or online banking

Arrange direct with your bank or through online banking, and quote your rent reference number.

If you pay by standing order you need to tell your bank to amend your payments if they change (such as your yearly increase).

Bank branch: Lloyds Bank, Chesterfield
Sort code: 30-00-02
Account name: Chesterfield Suspense
Account number: 02055134

You must also quote your account reference.

Please note: allow a minimum of four working days for the payment to reach us when paying by standing order, online banking, PayPoint or at the Post Office.


Customer Service Centre 

The opening times for the Customer Service Centre are:

  • Monday: 9am to 2pm
  • Tuesday: 9am to 2pm
  • Wednesday: 10am to 2pm
  • Thursday: 9am to 2pm
  • Friday: 9am to 2pm

Please note: opening times vary during bank holidays, details are published in our latest news section.


Business Rates remittance advices

To send us a remittance advice confirming that a Business Rates account has been paid, email

Last updated on 27 February 2023