If you have received it outside of September then NO. We only invoice for rates once per year. The next rates invoice you receive from us will be in September 2023.
Different council’s will send out their rates instalment invoices at different times of the year so please check carefully on the invoice you have received for further details or on their website.
If you have not paid your rates for the 2022 / 2023 rating year you may receive a penalty notice from us which you will need to pay.
Top tip - to avoid paying the wrong council we recommend:
- You check carefully which council has sent you the invoice
- If you are paying online, check that you are paying into your local council’s bank account and not into ours. When setting up your bill payees label them as “rates-BOPRC” and “Rates- (your local council)” so when you go to pay, it’s absolutely clear who you’re paying.
- Use the reference details that are on the invoice such as valuation number or property ID to allow for easy tracking if any queries arise.