New Free App Makes it Quick and Easy to Pay for Parking

Parking in the Cotswolds is now quicker and easier than ever thanks to a new app being launched by Cotswold District Council.  

PayByPhone, which replaces the previous MiPermit app from 1 October, is free to use.  The 10p admin charge has been scrapped.

PayByPhone is one of the largest providers of cashless parking services in the UK and many residents and visitors will already have the app installed on their smartphone. It will be in use at all Council car parks [full list below].

Cllr Mike Evemy, Deputy Leader and Cabinet member for Finance, said: “The new app makes parking in the district simpler and more convenient than ever. Not only does paying this way give more flexibility for drivers, but by reducing the amount of cash in the machines, we can reduce the risks of theft and vandalism.  It will also reduce the number of people needing to use the machines.” 

Once loaded onto your device, PayByPhone is simple to use. Drivers enter the location number of the car park, select how long they want to stay and confirm their payment. The app also has a range of features including a handy reminder telling you when your parking period is due to end, multiple payment methods and 24/7 support service (also available by phone free of charge).

Those residents who do not have a smartphone can rest assured that they can still pay by card. The Council is planning to end cash payments by March 2021.

Users of the MiPermit app will need to download the PayByPhone App if they don’t already have it to park in our car parks from 1 October. Download now from the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android), so you can use it when you’re next parking in one of our car parks. 

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