Paying your Bill

Direct Debit

Council Tax by Direct Debit, Marketing Literature ImageDirect Debit is one of the most flexible options of payment allowing you to pay later, offering you a range of possible payment dates to choose from;
either the 1st , 15th , 22nd or 30th of the month, over 10 or 12 monthly instalments.

Selecting this method ensures you are covered by the Direct Debit Guarantee

Setting up a direct debit is simple, you can call 01594 812532 to sign up over
the phone or complete and return a direct debit instruction to your bank or building society:

A direct debit instruction can be downloaded here:  Council Tax Direct Debit

You will be notified of the amounts to be debited at least 14 days
before the first payment.

Via the Internet

Payment can be made online through our own secure web payment facility, by visiting our
online payments system.

You can use this facility to pay all or part of your bill, at any time and get a receipt.

You must ensure that you have a debit or credit card and your account number available to continue. A charge of 1.6% is applied for payment by credit card.

By Phone with a Debit/Credit Card (24 hours a day)

Simply ring our 24 hour, automated payment line on 01594 810000 when a payment is due, making sure you have your account number and debit or credit card ready when calling.

A charge of 1.6% is applied when paying with a credit card.

Home/Telephone Banking

Just call your bank and quote:

Account name: Forest of Dean District Council
Bank: Lloyds Bank
Sort Code: 30-91-87
Account number: 00833506

Please note that a reference must be quoted to enable us to identify you. This will be your council tax account reference number.  

At a Post Office or Paypoint Outlet

Payment can be made at any Post Office or Paypoint Outlet.  You will need to take a council tax document that displays your personal barcode, for example your bill or a reminder notice.

Cheques should be made payable to ‘Forest of Dean District Council’ and sent to:

Forest of Dean District Council
Council Offices
High Street

GL16 8HG

Please remember to write you name, address and council tax account reference (as shown on your bill) on the back of the cheque.

Please note that we cannot accept cash.

Paying by Instalments

You now have the option to pay your Council Tax over 12 instalments rather than the usual 10.

The number of instalments you will get depends on when you register to extend your payments. If you have already made payments towards your Council Tax we will spread the outstanding balance over the remaining months left in the financial year.

If you wish to do so, please complete the online form below. Once requested, you will be given 12 monthly instalments for future years unless you tell us otherwise.

If you wish to pay your Council Tax by 12 instalments, please fill in this form