Business Rates

National Non-Domestic Rates (NNDR), or business rates, collected by local authorities are the way that those who occupy non-domestic property contribute towards the cost of local services.

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

Business rates is a local tax that is paid by the occupiers of all non-domestic /business property, in the same way that council tax is a tax on domestic property. Business rates are charged on most business properties such as shops, offices, pubs, warehouses and factories. However, the property doesn't have to be used for a business - if it is used for purposes which are not domestic it is likely to be rateable. We will send you a business rates bill each year.
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