Ways to Pay

 Switch your Drainage Rate to Direct Debit (currently Axe Brue & Parrett IDB only)

Make your life easier by paying your Drainage Rate Demand by Direct Debit.  It is the most convenient way to pay your rate demand and gives you peace of mind that your rate demand will be paid on time, every year, with no missed payments. Ensuring your rate demand is paid by Direct Debit will eliminate the risk of legal action and avoid additional fees incurred for non-payment and everything is protected by the Direct Debit Guarantee.

Simply make the switch to Direct Debit by returning the completed mandate and signed land schedule in the reply paid envelope.  Please see the image below for assistance with completing the form. Once you have made the switch you will continue to receive annual rate demands which will include the Direct Debit statement. Adjustments can be made to your account when land is sold or transferred to a new owner.

The Reference is your Drainage Rate Account ID, which can be found on your Rate Demand as shown further down this page.

Website DD example



 All Boards – At the Board offices in Highbridge:

During the COVID-19 pandemic the Boards offices are closed; all officers are working remotely.

Until further notice, please use your own internet banking to pay the rate demand.  All the details are on the demand shown in the section below:

  1. Your Account ID is the reference number
  2. The TOTAL DUE is the amount you pay
  3. Out bank Sort Code and Account Number

Where to find the information on your demand

If you have lost or mislaid your rate demand you can get in contact with us on 01278 789906 or by emailing admin@somersetdbs.co.uk

Via post:

Return your completed Direct Debit mandate in the reply paid envelope or,

Send a cheque made payable to the named Drainage Board on the top of your rate demand (either Axe Brue, North Somerset Levels or Parrett) . Please ensure that the ‘bank giro slip’ accompanies your payment.

Address: Bradbury House, 33-34 Market Street, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 3BW

Do Not send cash by post

Debit or Credit Card:

We can take payments by debit or credit card, however due to the office closure please follow the instruction below:

  1. email admin@somersetdbs.co.uk with Card Payment in the subject line
  2. State that you wish to pay your rate demand by debit or credit card and type your Name, Account ID and telephone number
  3. A member of the Admin Team will call you (please allow a couple of days due to remote working)
  4. The payment will be processed via WorldPay and your details will be destroyed securely.

We do not store your card details or share them with any third parties.

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WorldPay Payments Processing

Our secure on-line system allows you to make payments with your debit or credit card. All payments are securely processed by Worldpay. An email receipt is issued directly upon completion of the transaction. We do not store any of your debit/credit card information.

Charges: There are no charges for using the debit/credit card service. Currencies Accepted: £.

Refund Policy: Refunds may be given at the discretion of the Board.