Business Rates

The non-domestic rates (or business rates) are the means by which businesses and others who occupy non-domestic property make a contribution towards the costs of local services.

 Pay your Business Rates  Reliefs and exemptions

Contact details

Telephone - 01325 388379

Pay your business rates online

Local Taxation Section, Darlington Borough Council, Town Hall, Darlington, DL1 5QT

Business Rates performance data

Fair processing notice

We have a statutory duty to protect the public funds that we administer.  In order to do this, we may need to use the information that you provide to assist in the prevention and detection of fraud and we may also need to share the information with other organisations that handle public funds. 

Our data protection notification lists the people or organisations with whom your information may be shared.  In any event, your information will only be handled in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998. 

For further information, please contact the Information Governance Team on 01325 380651 or

There is also information on our Data Protection pages.

If you would like to check the rateable value of your property or any other property, or information on the valuation of properties and the appeals process, you can contact the Valuation Agency on 0845 6021507 or visit the Valuation Agency's website [external link]

You can also contact the local valuation office at Durham [external link] on 03000 501 400.