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You must pay your business rates according to the instalments shown on your bill.

If you miss an instalment, we will send you a reminder notice. As long as you pay within the time limit shown on the reminder, and pay the remaining instalments promptly, we will take no further action. (But please remember that paying within the month may not be enough: you must pay on the date shown on the bill.)

If you go on to miss a later instalment, we will send a final notice. This will ask for the full outstanding balance to be paid within 7 days. (It is not enough just to bring the instalments up to date).

If we do not receive this payment, we will issue a summons at a cost to you of £70.00, and apply for a Liability Order at the Magistrates Court.

This allows us to send bailiffs to seize your goods, and auction them to pay the bill and their fee. If you are not in when the bailiffs call, you will be charged for their visit.


You can now view your business rate account on-line by registering for an on-line account, please register here.

If you have any enquiries about this bill, please contact the Non-Domestic Rating Section on 0300 303 8588 between 8:30am and 5:00pm Monday to Friday or email

Please note the Rating Section's address for correspondence is:

Business Rates Section
Mendip District Council
Cannards Grave Road
Shepton Mallet

Last modified: 15 January 2018