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 in April. Adjustments can be made to the payment wither when land is sold or transferred to a new owner.

Reference is your Drainage Rate Account ID which can be found on your Drainage Rate demand under your name and address i.e. 10-0123-4 or 55-6789-0

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 All Boards – At the Board offices in Highbridge:

You can pay by Direct Debit, cash, cheque or debit/credit card.

All debit/credit card 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 is no charge for using the debit/credit card service. 

Where to find the information on your demand

In order to pay online or by telephone you will need to provide your Account ID number (used to identify your demand) and the total amount due. The image below shows where you will be able to find this information from your rate 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

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By telephone:

You can pay by debit or credit card by calling 01278 789906 (Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm)

Charges: There is no charge for using the debit/credit card service.

Via post:

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

Send a cheque made payable to the Internal 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


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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: £.

Minimum Payment: A minimum payment of £5.00 is required for card transactions, the balance will be credited on your next demand.

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

Online via internet banking:

Please use your account ID number as your reference.

All the details you need are shown on your rate demand.