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Paying your Business Rates

We offer different ways for you to easily pay your Business Rates

How to pay your Business Rates

Direct Debit

This is a simple, safe and convenient way to pay your Business Rates. If you want to pay by direct debit please call the Revenues Unit on 01506 282020 (option 2) or complete and return to us the pdf icon direct debit mandate [22kb].

Pay Online

You can pay your Business Rates online by using the council's online payment system. You need to have your Business Rates account number and your debit or credit card to use the online payments system.

Notice to Customers

West Lothian Council take fraud prevention very seriously. All payment transactions take place within a secure online environment and the council will NEVER ask you to submit credit or debit card details via email. 

By Telephone

You can call our 24 hour automated payment line on 01506 282407 to pay your Business Rates. You need to have your Business Rates account number and your debit or credit card to use the payments line.

Bank Transfer

Please quote sort code 800880, bank account number 00918730 and your Business Rates account number. 

Customer Information Service Centres

You can pay your Business Rates using your payment slips at the cash offices at the following locations

  • Armadale - 1/3 East Main Street
  • Bathgate - Bathgate Partnership Centre, South Bridge Street
  • Broxburn - Strathbrock Partnership Centre, 189a West Main Street
  • Livingston - Arrochar House, Almondvale Boulevard, Livingston
  • Whitburn - 5 East Main Street

For opening hours please visit Customer Information Service page.

Post Office

You can make a payment at any Post Office.

If you are paying by cheque at the Post Office it should be made payable to 'Post Office Ltd.' Please remember to write your Business Rates account number on the back.

By Post

Important: Do not send cash through the post.

Your cheque or postal order should be crossed and made payable to 'West Lothian Council'. Please remember to write your Business Rates account number on the back.

Please send your payments to:

West Lothian Council,
Revenues Unit,
Civic Centre,
Howden South Road,
Livingston,
West Lothian,
EH54 6FF