Drainage Rate

Under the Land Drainage Act 1991, all occupiers of agricultural land and/or buildings within the Board's district are legally obliged to pay drainage rates.

Drainage rates are issued annually and the financial year runs from 1st April to 31st March.

Drainage rates are due on demand, however, ratepayers may elect to pay by three instalments by paying one third of their total bill in May, a second third in October and the final third in January.

For the benefit of its ratepayers, the Board has introduced payment by direct debit. If you are interested in payment by this method please contact the office and a direct debit mandate will be sent to you for completion.

East Lindsey District Council and North East Lincolnshire Council pay special levies to the Board in respect of domestic and commercial properties.

Please remember to inform the Board if you buy or sell any agricultural land and/or buildings so that your drainage rate bill may be amended.

On 25th January 2011 the Board resolved to levy a rate of 13.70 pence in the pound for the financial year commencing 1st April 2011.


Lindsey Marsh DB
Wellington House
Manby Park
LN11 8UU

Tel: +44(0)1507 328095
Fax: +44(0)1507 328097




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