Where your Council Tax goes

Your yearly Council Tax charge is based on:

  • the area you live in, known as the parish and
  • the valuation of your property, known as its banding. For more information please see: Council Tax bands

Where your Council Tax goes

Less than 11% of the Council Tax we collect stays within Forest of Dean District Council. We also collect Council Tax for:

  • Gloucestershire County Council
  • Police and Crime Commissioner for Gloucestershire
  • Town and parish councils

Council tax charges

If you know the band that your property is in, you can check to see how much the annual council tax payable on your property by visiting:

Your Council Tax bill – your guide

You can view the guide to council tax including discounts and exemptions and spending plans by viewing:

Information about the adult social care precept can be found on the Gloucestershire County Council website.

For information on special expenses you can view:

District Council funding

We use our share of the Council Tax collected to help pay for a variety of services. These include:

The Council Tax we collect does not pay for the full cost of local services. The rest of our funding comes from:

  • Central Government grants
  • Redistributed business rates
  • Interest income
  • Various fees and charges
  • Other grants and contributions
  • Savings