Make a payment
It's easy, quick and secure to make an online payment.
All you need is your payment reference number (e.g. Council Tax account or an invoice number) and your payment card details. You can use your bank debit card or credit card to pay online: Visa, MasterCard, Visa Delta and Electron are all accepted.
Council TaxMake a Council Tax payment online
View our Council Tax pages for how to setup direct debit payments and other ways of paying and support.
Business RatesMake a Business Rates payment online
View our Business Rates pages for how to setup direct debit and other ways of paying.
See Paying parking fines page to find out how to pay and how to challenge a fine. See paying by phone below.
View Garden waste pages for more details on the garden waste process and how to pay
View Licensing pages for more information on how to apply, renew and make payments.
Street naming and numbering - Address change
View Street naming pages for more information on how to apply and make payment.
View Self build pages for more detail on how to pay and renew.
Building control fees
See Building control pages for charges and fees
Other invoice paymentSundry Debtors Housing benefit overpayments
Help making a payment
If you have a problem making an online payment, please:
- call us during office hours on 01594 810000
Please call 01594 810000 and select option 1 for our automated telephone payments service which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can use this method of payment for:
- Council Tax
- Business rates
- Benefit overpayments
- Other invoices (sundry debtors) except parking penalty charges
All you need is your payment reference number (eg Council Tax account or an invoice number) and your payment card details. You can use your bank debit card or credit card to pay online: Visa, MasterCard, Visa Delta and Electron are all accepted. Diners Card and American Express can't be used.
When making a direct payment to the Council please use the following details:
- Account name: Forest of Dean District Council Current Account
- Account number: 00833506
- Sort code: 30-91-87
Pay by Direct Debit
This is the easiest method of payment both for you as the customer and for the Council. It saves you the worry of remembering to pay each month, of writing a cheque, buying a stamp, posting a letter or standing in a queue at the Post Office or the Council's Cashiers office. Payment by Direct Debit is covered by a guarantee for your peace of mind. This payment method can be used for:
- Council tax
- Business Rates
Please see further information on paying by Direct Debit including a downloadable form and details of the Direct Debit guarantee on:
- our Council Tax payments page.
This is a secure website so you can be confident that your payment details are transmitted and stored in a secure and confidential way. The information you give us electronically will only be used for the purpose you intended.
If you are in a public place we strongly advise you to make sure that you are not being observed by someone when you enter your details. This is to prevent them being misused by someone else.
Click on the VeriSign logo on the Online Payments pages to check our status.