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How to pay your council tax

Your yearly council tax charge is normally payable in 10 monthly instalments due on the first of the month. You can pay by Direct Debit, online, by phone, or by post. 

Direct Debit

Paying your council tax by direct debit is the easiest way. To set up a direct debit call us on 01285 623000. Or print and return the direct debit mandate to the address on the form.

If you currently pay your council tax over 10 months by direct debit and would like to spread your instalments over 12 months contact us.

Pay online

Paying online is easy and secure. We accept all major credit and debit cards.

Make a debit card payment online

You can also set up and manage an online account.

Pay by phone

Call 01285 623666 at any time to pay using a debit or credit card. There is no administration charge for payments made using a debit or credit card. 

Any payment made on this automated payment line after 4pm will show on our records after two working days. For example, in a normal working week a payment made after 4pm on a Friday will show on the following Tuesday.

Pay by post

Send payments to the Revenues and Benefits service, Trinity Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1PX.  Let us know if you would like a receipt.

Cheques and postal orders should be made payable to Cotswold District Council, with your account number on the back of the cheque. 

Cash should not be sent through the post unless it is in a registered envelope

If you do not pay your Council Tax

If you do not pay your Council Tax we are required by law to follow statutory procedures to recover the debt using Council Tax enforcement.

If you are having trouble paying please contact us immediately and we may be able to come to a payment arrangement that you can afford.