New Forest District Council (NFDC) has set their element of the 2023/24 Council Tax at £193.99 per year, per household (Band D property) at their Full Council meeting on 27 February 2023.

The £5.63 a year increase is a 2.99% rise on the 2022/23 Council Tax.

Other organisations have also set their Council Tax amounts, and the total bill, for an average Band D property in the district, will be £2,090.56 for the year.

The full report that set the Council Tax can be read at


The different amounts making up the total bill, for an average Band D property are:
• Hampshire County Council, £1,460.25, an increase of £69.39 (4.99%)
• New Forest District Council £193.99, an increase of £5.63 (2.99%)
• Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire £251.46, an increase of £15.00 (6.34%)
• Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service £80.43, an increase of £5.00 (6.63%)
• Town and Parish Council £104.43, an increase of £7.55 (7.79%)

NFDC are advising people who may have difficulty paying Council Tax to contact them straight away.

Residents can call 01590 646111 or email

The Council have a local scheme to support low income households with their Council Tax payments.

To check what support may be available, residents can call 01590 646121 or email

Information on Council Tax, including how to pay, discounts and exemptions, and support available can be found on the council’s website:

Residents can also find information to support them generally with the cost of living at

New Forest District Council will send out Council Tax bills to residents in March.