How you can pay your rate bill

Find out how you can pay your rates. You will need your Rate Payer ID and Account ID which are at the top right corner of your bill.

Pay your rates by Direct Debit

Direct Debit is the easiest and most convenient way to pay your rate bill. It is a safe and secure payment method, which offers you peace of mind and complete control of your finances.

Advantages of Direct Debit

Direct Debit:

  • is easy to set up
  • can help you to spread the cost of your rate bill
  • gives you a choice of three available Direct Debit collection dates each month
  • will continue each year, without further action from you, once it has been set up for your rate account

How to set up a Direct Debit

You can set up a Direct Debit in a number of ways.

You can complete and return the Direct Debit form in the link below. You can complete it by hand or as it is a writeable document, you can complete it on screen, print off to sign and post it to the Land & Property Services (LPS) freepost address shown on the form.

Alternatively, you can save the document to your desktop, complete the form on screen and email as an attachment to LPS Direct Debit section. To sign the form, you can insert a digital signature by following the instructions at the ‘Sign’ button at the top of the form.

You will need to have a scanned version of your signature saved to your computer in order to this. Or if you prefer, you can print off the completed form, sign by hand and email a scanned version to LPS.

You can complete and return the form which is attached to your bill, or you can call the LPS helpline with your bank or building society details and they will do the rest for you. Contact details are as follows:

  • phone: 0300 200 7801 (charged at local rate)
  • text relay: 18001 0300 200 7801

Instalments

You can choose to pay your rate bill by Direct Debit in instalments. This means that you can spread your rate bill over a maximum of ten instalments in any rating year. When you apply to pay by instalments, you can choose which date of the month you want your Direct Debit to be taken from your bank, the 7th, 15th or 28th of each month.

Please note that if you miss Direct Debit payments for two consecutive months, the facility may be withdrawn and you will have to make alternative payment arrangements.

Single payment

If you pay your rate bill in full, in one single payment, on or before the discount date, you will be guaranteed a four per cent discount.

Once you have set up your Direct Debit for single payment, your payment will be taken automatically every year and you will be guaranteed a discount.

Direct Debit guarantee

If you have chosen to pay your rates by Direct Debit, your bill will show when each payment is due and will include a copy of the Direct Debit guarantee. This is offered by all banks and building societies that accept instructions to pay Direct Debits. More information can be found in the link below:

Pay your rates online

You can pay your rates online through our online payment service. You can pay using your debit or credit card. There is no charge for paying by debit card or credit card.

Please use the below link to direct you to the payment page:

Payments

You do not need to register to make a payment but you will need the following information which you can find on your rate bill:

  • Account ID
  • Ratepayer ID
  • Occupancy ID (optional)
  • Amount due
  • Email address (optional to receive email receipt)

There is no size limit on the amount you can pay in one transaction however some customers may have limits or restrictions on their credit or debit card, so please bear this in mind when using this service. For example, you may not be able to pay more than a particular amount in one transaction.

If you have problems processing a large transaction, you should check with your credit card provider as there may be a limit on your card. Alternatively you can make more than one transaction at smaller amounts. This will not affect you entitlement to early payment discount

This service is not an LPS product and LPS is not responsible for the contents or reliability of external websites.

Debit and credit cards

The following debit cards are accepted:

  • Switch
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron
  • Solo
  • Maestro

The following credit cards are accepted:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard

Single payment

If you pay your rate bill in one single payment, before the discount date shown on your bill, you will receive a four per cent discount.

Rates contact details

  • phone: 0300 200 7801 (charged at local rate)
  • text relay: 18001 0300 200 7801

Pay your rates by telephone

You can pay your rates over the telephone using our automated payment service. This is available 24 hours a day seven days a week. You can make a payment using a credit or debit card. There is no charge for paying by credit or debit card.

Making a payment

To make a payment you will need the following information which you can find on the top right corner of your rate bill:

  • Account ID
  • Ratepayer ID
  • Amount due

The number to call is 0300 200 7801. Once connected you select the ‘payment’ option and follow the instructions to make a payment.

There is no size limit on the amount you can pay in one transaction however some customers may have limits or restrictions on their credit or debit card, so please bear this in mind when using this service. For example, you may not be able to pay more than a particular amount in one transaction.

If you have problems processing a large transaction, you should check with your card provider as there may be a limit on your card. Alternatively you can make more than one transaction at smaller amounts. This will not affect you entitlement to early payment discount.

This service is not an LPS product and LPS is not responsible for the contents or reliability of external websites.

Debit and credit cards

The following debit cards are accepted:

  • Switch
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron
  • Solo
  • Maestro

The following credit cards are accepted:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard

Single payment

If you pay your rate bill in full, before the discount date shown on your bill, you will receive a four per cent discount.

Rates contact details

  • phone: 0300 200 7801 (charged at local rate)
  • text relay: 18001 0300 200 7801

Struggling to pay your rates?

If you have to rely on credit cards to pay regular household bills, you may be experiencing money problems. If you are struggling to pay your rates, you may be entitled to help. Please use the following link to get more information:

If you are worried about debt and need independent advice you can use the links below to contact the following organisations:

Pay your rates by standing order or internet banking

You can pay your rates by standing order or internet banking. 

Standing order

You should be aware that a standing order has to be renewed each year, unlike a direct debit which runs continuously until cancelled.

You can get your bank or building society to set up a standing order from your account to pay your rates. The payment should be made to the Land & Property Services (LPS) Rates Giro Account as follows:

  • sort code 95-01-21 (Danske Bank)
  • bank account number 71063200 (domestic customers only)

Payments from abroad

If you are sending a payment from abroad, the reference numbers for International or same day sterling payments (IBAN, CHAPS, BIC, Swift Code) are:

Domestic Properties:

SWIFT Code/BIC Code - DABAGB2B (You must quote IBAN number with this)
IBAN NO: GB30DABA95012171063200
Bank A/C name LPS Rates Giro Account

Remittance advice can be sent to:

The LPS bank address is:

Danske Bank Limited
Donegall Square West
Belfast
BT1 6JS

Non-Domestic Properties:

SWIFT Code/BIC Code - DABAGB2B (You must quote IBAN number with this)
IBAN No.: GB22DABA95012101063197
Bank A/C name LPS Rate Account.

Remittance advice can be sent to:

Our bank address:

Danske Bank Limited
Donegall Square West
Belfast
BT1 6JS

You must quote the full 16 digit reference number which is made up from your Account ID and Ratepayer ID and can be found at the top right-hand corner of your rate bill. Include the zeros at the beginning with no spaces or dashes, for example 0123456789105568.

You should be aware that a standing order has to be renewed each year, unlike a direct debit which runs continuously until cancelled.

Faster Payments Scheme

The LPS bank account is with Danske Bank who are part of the Faster Payments scheme. If your bank participates in the Faster Payments scheme you will be able to make faster payments to LPS through your telephone or internet banking. You should contact your own bank for more details of this scheme.

Rates contact details

  • phone: 0300 200 7801 (charged at local rate)
  • text relay: 18001 0300 200 7801

Telephone or Internet banking

If your bank or building society offers telephone and / or internet banking, you can pay your rates using these methods. You should use the bank account details given above in the Standing Order section.

You must quote the full 16-digit reference number which is made up from your Account ID and Ratepayer ID and can be found at the top right-hand corner of your rate bill. Include the zeros at the beginning with no spaces or dashes, for example 0123456789105568.

Single payment

If you pay your rate bill in one single payment, before the discount date shown on your bill, you will receive a four per cent discount. You should allow five working days for any payment to reach LPS.

Pay your rates by cheque

If you wish to pay your rates by cheque, find out where you should send or deliver your payment.

Send your cheque by post

Make your cheque payable to ‘Land & Property Services’, cross it ‘Rate Account’ and send it to the address shown at the top of your bill. Clearly print the address of the property for which the rates are due and your Account ID and Ratepayer ID number on the back of the cheque. These numbers can be found on your rate bill:

A receipt will not be issued for postal payments.

Hand deliver your cheque

You can also hand deliver cheques to any LPS rating office. Please use the link below to find the location of your nearest rating office:

LPS does not accept cash or post-dated cheques.

Single payment

If you pay your rate bill in one single payment, before the discount date shown on your bill, you will receive a four per cent discount. You must allow five working days for any payment to reach LPS.

Rates contact details

  • phone: 0300 200 7801 (charged at local rate)
  • text relay: 18001 0300 200 7801

Pay your rates at a Post Office or PayPoint outlet

You may find it more convenient to pay your rates in a local Post Office or shop which offers the PayPoint Service. As well as the network of Post Offices, there are a number of PayPoint outlets in Northern Ireland, including garages, newsagents and convenience stores.

Convenient locations to pay your rate bill

For your convenience, you can choose to pay by cheque, cash or debit card - however some retailers may not accept cheques and / or debit cards. You can pay in full, in one single payment, before the discount date shown on your bill to avail of a four per cent discount, or you can pay by instalments.

You will need the 2016 - 2017 Rates QuickPay card which is attached to your bill to make a payment. Bring your bill with you so you will know how much you need to pay. Please keep your receipt. You can find out how to use the Rates QuickPay card in the link below:

If you pay by cheque in a Post Office, it must be made payable to 'Post Office Ltd'.

You must allow five working days for any payment to reach LPS.

Single payment

If you pay your rate bill in one single payment, before the discount date shown on your bill, you will receive a four per cent discount. You must allow five working days for any payment to reach LPS.

Please note that some retailers may apply a maximum single transaction limit.

Rates contact details

  • phone: 0300 200 7801 (charged at local rate)
  • text relay: 18001 0300 200 7801

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