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Make a payment

To make a 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.

Please be patient when making a payment as it may take a little longer than expected to process during busy periods.

Council Tax

Make 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 rates

Make a business rates payment online

View our Business rates pages for how to setup direct debit and other ways of paying.

Planning application fees

Pay planning fees


Parking penalties

See Paying parking fines page to find out how to pay and how to challenge a fine. See paying by phone below.

Garden waste

View Garden waste pages for more details on the garden waste process and how to pay

Licence payments

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.

Self builds

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 payment (Sundry Debts)

Pay other invoices


View all online payment options

Telephone payments

Please call 01285 623666 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
  • Other Invoices (Sundry Debtors), except parking penalty charges

Parking Penalty Charges

Call 0333 121 5555 for our dedicated automated payments service for Parking Penalty Charges.

Pay by Direct Debit

Direct Debit is Cotswold District Council’s preferred method of payment. It also saves you the worry of remembering to pay each month. Once set up, the payments will come out of your chosen bank account automatically, and you will have nothing further to do.

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 about paying by Direct Debit including details of the Direct Debit guarantee on:

Payment security

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.