Register for a business rates account

Register for a new Business Rates account where you can view your bill, make a payment or set up a direct debit online.


  • What information you need to provide when setting up a Business Rates account.
  • Useful links

Welcome to your new premises!

Whether you've moved your business to Colchester or relocated within the Borough, it's safe to say you've picked the right spot. Colchester is a hotspot for growth and innovation - there are exciting times ahead!

It is important to tell us if you're a new business and you will need to provide the following information by emailing

Property Details

  • Property/unit number
  • Address and postcode
  • Date of start of lease
  • Date you started trading

Occupier Details

  • Sole trader name 
  • Company name
  • Company registration number
  • Trading name
  • Contact name, telephone number and email

Landlord Details

  • Full name
  • Organisation
  • Address
  • Contact name, telephone number and email


Do you qualify for Business Rate Relief?

View your account online and sign up for e-billing

Paying your bill

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