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Payment terms and procedures

The Council endeavours to pay all invoices within 30 days of receipt. For small businesses invoices are paid within 20 days of receipt.

Invoices can be submitted Online or in the post to: Payments, Finance Section, Dartford Borough Council, Home Gardens, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1DR.

All invoices are paid via BACS. To provide details of, or changes to, your bank details.

A remittance advice will be sent with every payment. The preferred method for sending these is by email. To provide us with, or to update your email address online

The Construction Industry Scheme

The Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) is a set of special rules for handling payments made by contractors to subcontractors for construction work. Under the HMRC rules Dartford Borough Council is classed as a contractor and as such must ensure that all payments it makes for construction works or construction related works are processed in accordance with the scheme.

All businesses that the Council employs to do construction work or construction related works must be registered with HMRC under the construction industry scheme. The Council will require details of the unique tax reference assigned to the business prior to the work commencing.

For further information on the construction industry scheme visit the HMRC website (

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