How do I calculate my rates bill?
Rates calculatorTo calculate your rates bill, use the rates calculator on the Land and Property Services website.
Your bill is calculated using three pieces of information:
- capital value of your home
- district rate - set by councils
- regional rate - set by central government.
Domestic rate bill for householdersThe domestic rate bill is calculated as follows:
(Capital Value of your property) X (Domestic District Rate + Domestic Regional Rate) = Amount to be paid
Business rate billThe business rate bill is calculated as follows:
(Net Annual Valuation of business premises) X (Non-Domestic District Rate + Non-Domestic Regional Rate) = Amount to be paid
Capital valueThe capital value of your home is based on the amount the property could reasonably have sold for on 1 January 2005.
If you would like more information about the capital value of your property please visit www.dfpni.gov.uk
Rates reliefIf you are a student and you own and occupy your own home, you can apply for housing benefit and rate relief via Land and Property Services on 101 (NIDirect). If you rent, or live in social housing, call the Housing Executive on 03448 920 902.
For general queries about rate relief, contact Land and Property Services on 101.