What business rates are

Business rates – sometimes called non-domestic rates – are a tax on business properties set by government.

Around 6,400 properties in Barnsley are subject to business rates and the charges we collect are used to help pay for other local services that we provide.

Some properties have both domestic and business uses, such as a shop with a flat above. They may be subject to council tax and business rate charges.

You should be able to find all the information you need about business rates and claiming rate relief on our website.  Our new online forms will also make it easier for you to apply for exemptions or relief, check your account, and pay your bill online.

Explanatory notes

You can view our business rates explanatory notes here.

Contact us

If you have a query about business rates, or you need our help, please complete our online contact us form or call (01226) 787787 to speak to someone in our customer services team. 

Our helpline is open from 9.30am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday. 

Give us your feedback

We’re always looking to improve our services, so if you’d like to give us feedback or suggest improvements, this is how you can do it.