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Council tax


We would like to ask at this difficult time that you email us with any queries rather than contact us by phone.  Please only phone us if you have an urgent query.

We understand that this is a difficult situation for everyone and appreciate your understanding regarding this matter.

If you contact us please quote your Council Tax reference number (which can be found on the right hand side of your bill and is an 8-digit number starting with 9) or your name and/or address.

If you are experiencing financial difficulties due to a drop in your income you may be entitled to Council Tax support.  Please click on the link for further information.

Universal Credit and Council Tax support

Please see below for further information about the COVID-19 Council Tax Hardship Fund.

***We have been made aware that there are a variety of scams associated with council tax refunds and discounts happening, both locally and nationally.

Any resident who receives an email or text about a council tax refund or discount which asks them to click a link and put in personal details, should be ignored and deleted. If in doubt this can be reported to***

Council tax is a property tax levied on domestic properties, whether owned or rented, and helps to pay for local services in the Stroud District. The charge levied on your property will depend on the band of your property and the parish you live in.

  • My SDC Account

    We are pleased to be able to introduce our new portal whereby you can manage your council tax, business rates, housing benefit and council tax support accounts online. You will be able to log in at a time that suits you - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • for-salepng Tell us about your change of address or household circumstances

    Let us know if you are moving home, either within the district, out of the district or if you are setting up your first account with us. Have you had a change in circumstances? Please let us know if there has been a change in your household circumstances.

  • 2021/22 Billing information

    Financial information for Stroud District Council, Gloucestershire County Council and The Police and Crime Commissioner for 2021/22. You can also find general information such as how to pay your Council Tax, discounts and exemptions, what to do if you are experiencing difficulties and whether you can get a reduction in your charge.

  • council-tax-greypng Council tax bands and rates

    Find out the council tax band for your home and how much council tax you must pay.

  • pay-for-itpng Pay your council tax

    Find out the different ways you can pay your council tax, or how we may be able to help if you are experiencing difficulties, or if you have received a reminder, cancellation letter or summons.

  • online-servicespng Check your council tax balance online

    Use this page to check your council tax balance.

  • informationpng COVID-19 Council Tax Hardship Fund 2020/21

    The Stroud District Council hardship policy is now available to view.

  • agenda-greypng Council tax support

    Council tax support is financial assistance available to low income households to help you pay your council tax.

  • informationpng Council tax discounts, exemptions, empty properties and second homes

    Depending on your circumstances, it may be possible to get a reduction on your council tax bill. You will also find information on our empty property policy, second home policy and annexe discount.

  • tickpng Receive your bill by email

    E-billing provides a faster, more efficient and convenient way to receive and check your bills.

  • informationpng Council tax adult social care precept explained

    Information concerning the charge levied on your bill for the adult social care.

  • policiespng Cabinet Office privacy notice for council tax

    IMPORTANT NOTICE The fair processing notice gives information on how the Council is allowed to use the information you provide to us.

  • boundary-maps-greypng Boundary changes effective from 1 April 2020

    Important information regarding boundary changes.

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