Paying business rates

Pay business rates at a Post Office or PayPoint outlet


You may find it more convenient to pay your business rate bill in a local Post Office or shop that offers the PayPoint service.

Find a Post Office or PayPoint outlet

As well as the network of Post Offices, there are over 450 PayPoint outlets in Northern Ireland, including garages, newsagents, and convenience stores where you can pay your rate bill.

You can choose to pay by cheque, cash, or debit card. However, you should be aware that some PayPoint outlets may not accept payment by cheque. You can pay in full, in one single payment or you can pay in instalments. You must allow five working days for any payment to reach Land & Property Services (LPS).

You will need the barcode on your rate bill to make payment. You should bring your rate bill with you so you will know how much you need to pay. Remember to retain your receipt.

Transaction limits

Please be aware that PayPoint imposes a transaction limit of £300 per transaction and the Post Office imposes a transaction limit of £4,000 (for fraud purposes). If you wish to make a larger payment than the transaction limit, it can be processed in two payments. Alternatively, if you are paying a large amount, you may wish to consider an alternative payment method such as direct debit, standing order, internet banking, or payment online.

Download the LPS information on the rate bill explained for instalment customers (PDF, 604K).

Queries on your business rates

If you have a query regarding your business rates you should contact Land & Property Services.