If you are opening a new business or moving an existing business into East Lothian, you will need to register for business rates. You can register by completing the form below.

How we use the information you provide.

a. Your Details

Please note that fields marked * are required.

In order that we can deal with your enquiry quickly and fully, please provide as much information as you can. Failure to provide all of the information requested may result in a delay and we may need to contact you again for more information.

Full name of person completing form *

Position within the business

Your correspondence address and postcode

Daytime telephone number *

Your email address *

b. Business Details

Business/Organisation name *

Business/Organisation address and postcode *

Business/Organisation telephone number *

Business/Organisation email address *

Company registration number (if applicable)

VAT registration number (if applicable)

Start date of liability/lease *

Date of occupation of premises, if different from above

Do you own the premises?
Yes  No  

If you do NOT own the premises, please complete section c. Otherwise, go to section d.

c. Owner Details

Owner's title and full name

Owner's correspondence address and postcode

Owner's daytime telephone number

Owner's email address

d. Additional Information

Any additional information you would like to provide

I declare that, to the best of my knowledge, the information given on this form is true and correct. I understand that it is an offence to knowingly make a false declaration. I understand that enquiries may be made to verify the information given and that this may include inspection of the property. If awarded relief, I will inform the business rates team of any change in circumstances affecting the amount of business rates payable.

In addition to periodic reviews of entitlement, applicants/beneficiaries must notify the Council of any material changes likely to affect relief. The Declaration incorporates an undertaking to this effect and applicants are warned that retrospective withdrawal of relief is possible (up to 24 months) if investigation reveals that relief has continued in circumstances outwith the Council's qualifying criteria.