BOISE, Idaho--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Idaho cities of Dubois, Plummer, Kamiah, Notus, Montpelier and Hagerman are accepting credit and debit cards for utility payments. Residents of all six municipalities can make payments in person at their respective city clerk offices. Four of the cities—Dubois, Plummer, Kamiah, and Montpelier—offer online payments through their city websites as well.
“We have been receiving requests for this service for a long time, and are very pleased to have finally stepped into the 21st century,” Lisa Shenton, Dubois City Clerk said. “It has been very convenient for our customers.”
Five of the six cities offer the payment service for utility payments only, but the City of Kamiah also added the ability to pay for ambulance fees. “This new payment service provides a handy option for customers to pay their utility or ambulance bills online or in person,” Ken Law, Kamiah City Clerk said. “Customers can now pay for a variety of services online without having to drive to the clerk’s or ambulance office.”
The cities accept any credit or debit card displaying a Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express logo.
Each city partnered with Access Idaho to provide the payment processing service, PayPort. The partnership operates under a self-funded model in which no tax dollars or county funds were used to develop and none are necessary to maintain the service.
Access Idaho’s PayPort service now processes electronic payments for 34 municipalities throughout the Gem State. In addition to PayPort, Access Idaho manages the state’s official Web portal, idaho.gov, and specializes in electronic government applications.
About Access Idaho
Access Idaho is the administrator of Idaho’s official Web portal (idaho.gov) and provider of electronic government solutions for the state. The network manager for the portal is Idaho Information Consortium, a subsidiary of eGovernment firm NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV).
NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation’s leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company’s innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country. Our popular self-funded solution allows government to put in-demand services online without using taxpayer funds. The NIC family of companies currently provides cost-effective eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Additional information is available at www.egov.com.