Register for business rates

Information for new businesses in Barking and Dagenham.

Register for business rates

You must register your business premises with the council for business rates when you move in, and let us know when you move out.

Even if your business is eligible for 100% relief you still need to register.

To set up your business rates account, we need information from you.

This includes:

  • date of property occupation
  • full address of the property in occupation
  • your full name, the name of any partners in the business, or your company name
  • contact details, including telephone numbers, email address, and home address (or, in the case of a limited company, the company registration number and registered office address)
  • your legal interest in the property (for example, freeholder, leaseholder or tenant) and the date this interest started
  • your landlord’s details (if you are leasing or renting the property)

Business rates team

Town Hall, 1 Town Square, Barking IG11 7LU

020 8227 2934

Personal information

The personal information we collect from you will be shared with fraud prevention agencies who will use it to prevent fraud and money-laundering and to verify your identity. If fraud is detected, you could be refused certain services, finance, or employment. Further details of how your information will be used by us and these fraud prevention agencies, and your data protection rights, can be found on the Cifas website.