You can make a payment by

  • Cash
  • Money Order (payable to the City of Cottage Grove)
  • Check (payable to the City of Cottage Grove)
  • Recurring automatic payment

You can drop off your payment at one of the the drop boxes located at City Hall (12800 Ravine Parkway), the Business Enterprise Center (7516 80th St) or at Cub Foods.

For your convenience, the City of Cottage Grove offers Auto Pay for your utility bill.  This is an automatically recurring payment through a Checking or Savings Account.  It's easy, fast and free.  To sign up for an auto payment, download the auto payment form, fill it out and return it to City Hall.

You may also get your bills e-mailed to you instead of getting a paper copy.  To set this up, please send an email to our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, address, account number and the email address you'd like your bill sent to.

Coming soon:  Online payments via credit or debit card (Visa/Mastercard) 

Refund Policy:

Our policy is not to issue refunds for online credit card payments. However, if you have a question concerning your payment and / or  you wish to inquire about a potential refund, please call 651-458-2831.

Privacy Policy:

Under Minnesota law, all of the information that you provide for utility billing is considered public and is available to anyone, except the following:

• Information regarding your credit card
• Information regarding your bank account


Your credit card and banking information is private and will be provided only to you and to those people who need to know it in order to process your payment. This may include City employees, employees of applicable financial institutions, and other third-party service providers.


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