Rate bills being sent to homes and businesses

Date published: 01 April 2019

Rate bills are being sent to homes and businesses across Northern Ireland this week. The bill shows the amount owed for the billing period 2019/20, as well as any unpaid arrears from previous years and any rate relief where applicable.

Bill and arrears

There is information about how your bill is calculated, methods of payment, how to get help with paying your rates, as well as answers to a number of frequently asked questions, at thislink:

You should contact Land & Property Services (LPS) immediately by phone on 0300 200 7801 if you think the information on the bill is incorrect or if you have not received a bill.

A range of reliefs and entitlements are available to help ratepayers, including Lone Pensioner Allowance, rate rebate and landlord allowances.

Discount available

If you prefer to pay your domestic rate bill in full, a discount of four per cent is available if payment is received on or before the discount date of 10 May 2019.

You must allow a minimum of five working days for payment to reach LPS.  

How to pay

You can pay your rate bill online at this link:

You can also pay your bill by Direct Debit over 10 months. You can set this up online.

LPS offers a choice of three collection dates:

  • 7th of the month
  • 15th of the month
  • 28th of the month

Full details of these and all other payment methods can be found at the nidirect page below:

If you are having trouble paying your rates, contact LPS immediately.

Speak to staff

You can speak to LPS staff in person about your rate bill by visiting one of the LPS Customer Information Centres.

Cash payments are no longer accepted at Customer Information Centres.

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