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Tier 2: What you need to know

The government has announced that Gloucester will be in 'Tier 2: High alert' from 2 December. The current national restriction rules are still in place until 2 December and must be followed until they expire. 

More information on Tier 2

Pay your Council Tax

You can pay your Council Tax in a few different ways.

Direct Debit

It's easier to pay your Council Tax by Direct Debit as it means you don't have to remember to make monthly payments. It’s also safe and secure.

  • You can choose to pay on either 1st, 15th, 22nd or 28th of each month
  • Almost two-thirds (66%) of our customers currently pay their Council Tax in this way – why not join them?
  • You’re protected by the Direct Debit Guarantee

To set up a Direct Debit you’ll need:

  • your Council Tax account number
  • bank or building society name, branch and sort code
  • account number and the name(s) on the account

Not all accounts can be used for Direct Debits. If you’re not sure check with your bank or building society.

Set up Direct Debit


Paying online is easy and secure using our 24 hour automated service

You’ll need:

  • your Council Tax account number shown on your bill
  • your debit or credit card details

Pay online


You can call our 24 hour payment service on 0800 953 5588. This is an automated phone service

You’ll need:

  • your Council Tax account number shown on your bill
  • your debit or credit card details

Bank or building society

You can set up a standing order or make payment via BACS.

You’ll need:

Account Name: Gloucester City Council

Account Number: 53093972

Sort code: 20 20 23

Payment reference: your Council Tax account number

Other ways to pay

You can also pay in the following ways but please be aware that your payment may take longer to reach us:

Post office or PayPoint

You can go to any Post Office or PayPoint store. You’ll need your bill with you as it has a barcode linked to your account.


Send a cheque made payable to ‘Gloucester City Council’. Write your Council Tax account number on the back of the cheque.

Post to: Gloucester City Council, Revenues and Benefits, PO Box 2017, PERSHORE WR10 9BJ

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Don’t include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details.