Martinsville Indiana make leap forward

MARTINSVILLE, Indiana.–(BUSINESS WIRE)— April 1st, 2014

The City of Martinsville has expanded payment options for permits. Residents can pay their permits with a credit or debit card at www.paygov.us, over the phone (866-480-8552), or at the City office.

This service has been a long time coming. Clerk/Treasurer Valerie Hugart had been researching the expansion of payment options to modernize the office and improve customer service. She had considered several options but the costs to the City were unrealistic. Residents are dealing with personal hardship and struggling financially and if accepting credit cards meant raising the costs on Martinsville residents then the costs were too high. Determined to find a solution Hugart sought counsel from other Clerk/Treasurers. Overwhelmingly, the recommendation was for a local company well known for exceptional service. Located in nearby Indianapolis, PayGOV is the preferred payments provider for Indiana Cities and Towns. With over 1000 clients in over 40 States they have the government sector experience to handle any situation. PayGOV is unique in that they indemnify and hold the City harmless of any liability from charge backs and returned payments.

This move is just one step in a series of progressive actions by Hugart to move Martinsville forward. When asked about her selection Hugart offered, “First and foremost we are here for the people. Our citizens work hard and expect their elected officials to provide the best service possible at the cheapest price. With PayGOV we are able to do both. At no cost to the City, and with only a low Convenience Fee to those who choose to use these methods of payment, the decision was clear.”

For more information contact Jonathan Stoops at jstoops@paygov.us or 1-866-480-8552.

PayGOV.US assesses a nominal convenience fee processing these transactions. American Express®, MasterCard ®, Discover ® and VISA ® along with debit cards carrying a MasterCard ® or Visa ® are accepted by the program. Citizens using credit cards with bonus rewards programs can, depending on their card’s program, earn rewards, points, and cash-back on airline frequent flyer miles.

Miles City Takes it Online

MILES CITY, MT.–(BUSINESS WIRE)—February 10th, 2014

PayGOV LLC (www.paygov.us) announced today that Miles City citizens are now able to pay utility payments by credit or debit card at the Utility office, over the Internet (http://milescity-mt.org/) or via 24/7 LIVE operators at 1-866-480-8552. Miles City is the latest Montana municipality to offer electronic payments. They join Columbus, Conrad, Ennis, Laurel, Hardin and West Yellowstone.
The City understands many residents face financial struggles. In order to remain sustainable it is vital that every avenue be explored to limit municipal costs while increasing revenue collection. The City is continually reviewing expenditures and cost savings initiatives to better service their citizens.

Special recognition must be conferred to Patricia Bishop who is spearheading the effort to expand payment options. “We have been seeking out the best options regarding electronic payment. Many of the solutions found were cost prohibitive,” explained Bishop “PayGOV was chosen after consulting other Montana municipalities. They have a superior reputation for customer service.”

PayGOV.US, a leading provider of electronic payment options based in Indianapolis, Indiana and 2009 Indiana Companies to Watch Award Winner, has similar agreements with government entities and utilities in over 38 states.

For more information contact Jonathan Stoops at jstoops@paygov.us or 1-866-480-8552.

PayGOV.US assesses a nominal convenience fee processing these transactions. American Express®, MasterCard ®, Discover ® and VISA ® along with debit cards carrying a MasterCard ® or Visa ® are accepted by the program. Citizens using credit cards with bonus rewards programs can, depending on their card’s program, earn rewards, points, and cash-back on airline frequent flyer miles.

Fountain County Indiana Treasurer Goes LIVE

COVINGTON, INDIANA–(BUSINESS WIRE)— JANUARY 14th, 2014

The Fountain County Treasurers’ office is now accepting payments online. The County moved to contract with PayGOV.US to provide the service. PayGOV.US is the premier provider to government agencies. To pay your taxes online visit www.paygov.us and enter Pay Location Code 3717.

Todays’ savvy consumer expect secure and convenient payment options. Fountain County officials have worked for several years to find a program which would meet these requirements while maintaining affordability. Treasurer Colleen Chambers had hoped to broaden tax payment options but was set back at the costs involved. Most banks required the County to purchase equipment, absorb transaction costs, and enjoin in lengthy contracts. These fees were often high and were considered an unacceptable cost of doing business. Especially when the cost would benefit only those who chose to pay via those methods. There had to be another way.

The service provided by PayGOV.US is paid for only by those customers which choose to use it. A nominal fee is assessed for the convenience of paying online. By passing along the normal fees associated with credit card acceptance to the user the County can now offer these options without raising the costs for traditional payers.

PayGOV.US was chosen because of their excellent reputation among municipalities and their multi-faceted solution. PayGOV.US meets all of the Counties requirements today while offering a flexible platform for future growth.

For more information contact Jonathan Stoops at jstoops@paygov.us or 1-866-480-8552.

City of Fort Benton Montana goes online

City of Fort Benton Montana goes online

FORT BENTON, MONTANA –(BUSINESS WIRE)— July 11th, 2013

The City of Fort Benton has moved forward on a plan to expand customer payment options. Residents now can enjoy the convenience of paying their Utility
bills online. To pay online simply go to (http://cityoffortbenton.com/index.html ). Credit and Debit
card payments can also be made by phone (866-480-8552) or in person at the Utility Office.

Early research into accepting credit cards led to several companies whose programs were simply cost prohibitive. The City was unable to absorb the costs
involved. City Clerk Patty Parchen focused her search on what other Montana municipalities were using. “

We contacted several Montana Cities and they all had the same recommendation – PayGOV.US. PayGOV allows the City to accept online payments without
paying the fees. Instead of all residents paying more to cover the costs only those that use the service pay a small convenience fee. Offering credit
cards has been a goal for a long time, and I’m happy to report that now we do!”

For more information contact Jonathan Stoops at jstoops@paygov.us or 1-866-480-8552.

Cordry Sweetwater Conservancy District launches new payment program

Cordry Sweetwater Conservancy District launches new payment program

CORDRY SWEETWATER, INDIANA.–(BUSINESS WIRE)— July 10th, 2013

Cordry Sweetwater Conservancy District now accepts credit cards. To pay your water online simply go to ( https://pay.paygov.us/EndUser/PaymentAgency.aspx?ttid=12063) Credit and Debit
card payments can also be made by phone (866-480-8552) or in person at the office.

The district has contracted with PayGOV.US to provide the service. Nina Latimer led the effort for CSCD to expand payment options. Realizing the need to
offer online payment to the District Nina sought a solution. “ We have had requests to accept credit cards for years. Until now the costs kept acceptance out of reach.” Explained Latimer.

The service provided by PayGOV.US is paid for by those who choose to use the service though a Convenience Fee. This allows the District to accept payments
online without raising the costs for traditional payers.

For more information contact Jonathan Stoops at jstoops@paygov.us or 1-866-480-8552.


PayGOV.US assesses a nominal convenience fee processing these transactions. American Express®, MasterCard ®, Discover ® and VISA ® along with debit cards
carrying a MasterCard ® or Visa ® are accepted by the program. Citizens using credit cards with bonus rewards programs can, depending on their card’s
program, earn rewards, points, and cash-back on airline frequent flyer miles.

The Town of Valier Montana offers residents more choice

The Town of Valier Montana offers residents more choice

VALIER, MT.–(BUSINESS WIRE)—July 10th, 2013

Valier is now accepting online payments. Payments by credit or debit card can be made at the Utility office, over the Internet ( http://townofvalier.com/utility-bill-pay/ ) or via 24/7 LIVE operators at 1-866-480-8552.

Online payments is the latest step towards greater resident convenience Valier Clerk Treasurer Jackie Sheble has taken.

“We are thrilled to have a vendor that understands the balance between customer convenience and our fiduciary duty to the residents. We wanted to
provide more methods of payment while keeping costs low. Until now the service was considered cost prohibitive,”

explained Mrs. Sheble. “We chose PayGOV because of their reputation and Montana references.”

PayGOV.US, a leading provider of electronic payment options based in Indianapolis, Indiana and 2009 Indiana Companies to Watch Award Winner, has similar
agreements with government entities and utilities in over 35 states.


For more information contact Michael Hiatt at mhiatt@paygov.us or 1-866-480-8552.


PayGOV.US assesses a nominal convenience fee processing these transactions. MasterCard ®, Discover ® and VISA ® along with debit cards carrying a MasterCard ® or Visa ® are accepted by the program. Citizens using credit cards with bonus rewards programs can, depending on their card’s program, earn rewards, points, and cash-back on airline frequent flyer miles.

Town of Kingman, Indiana embraces change

Town of Kingman, Indiana embraces change

July 10th, 2013 by adminpaygov
By Admin

TOWN OF KINGMAN, IN.–(BUSINESS WIRE)—July 10th,. 2013

The Town of Kingman has agreed to a plan to begin accepting credit/debit cards for utility payments. The move expands current options by allowing online, in person, and over the phone credit card payments.
The service will be provided by Indiana based/ Minority owned PayGOV.US. PayGOV.US is known as the premier provider of electronic payments for the government sector and the first choice for Indiana municipalities. Chief Operating Officer Jonathan Stoops credits their success with their “desire to serve”. “We meet each municipality at the point of their need,” explained Stoops. “Our model is to customize a solution to fit our clients and aid their mission to help the people of their community.”

“We found PayGOV.US after searching for a sensible solution,” stated Clerk/Treasurer Abigail Lawson, “they came highly recommended by other cities and towns throughout Indiana and were the perfect choice for Kingman.” PayGOV.US provides the service to the town at no cost. Only the residents who choose to use the service for convenience are assessed a nominal fee.

PayGOV.US, a leading provider of electronic payment options based in Indianapolis, Indiana and 2009 Indiana Companies to Watch Award Winner, has similar agreements with government entities and utilities in over 36 states.

For more information contact Michael Hiatt at mhiatt@paygov.us or 1-866-480-8552.
PayGOV.US assesses a nominal convenience fee processing these transactions. American Express®, MasterCard ®, Discover ® and VISA ® along with debit cards carrying a MasterCard ® or Visa ® are accepted by the program. Citizens using credit cards with bonus rewards programs can, depending on their card’s program, earn rewards, points, and cash-back on airline frequent flyer miles.

Boswell, Indiana – Takes payments online

by J. Stoops

BOSWELL, Indiana.–(BUSINESS WIRE)— April 27th, 2013

The Town of Boswell is offering new payment options. Residents can pay their utility bill online (www.paygov.us), over the phone (866-480-8552), or at the Town hall.

The Town had been researching online payments in an effort to improve customer service. Officials had considered several options but the costs to the Town were unrealistic. Residents are dealing with personal hardship and struggling financially and if accepting credit cards meant raising the costs on Boswell residents then the costs were too high. The Clerk/Treasurer’s office was determined to find a solution and reached out to other Towns. Overwhelmingly, the recommendation was for PayGOV.US. PayGOV is the preferred payments provider for Indiana Cities and Towns. Clerk/Treasurer Donna Musenbrock pioneered the search, “Our customers work hard and expect to be able to pay their Utilities at their convenience. At the same time we couldn’t justify the Town paying for the service.” explained Mrs. Musenbrock. “Thankfully, PayGOV came highly recommended as the solution to our problem! Best of all is the cost to the town – FREE!”

For more information contact Jonathan Stoops at jstoops@paygov.us or 1-866-480-8552.

PayGOV.US assesses a nominal convenience fee processing these transactions. American Express®, MasterCard ®, Discover ® and VISA ® along with debit cards carrying a MasterCard ® or Visa ® are accepted by the program. Citizens using credit cards with bonus rewards programs can, depending on their card’s program, earn rewards, points, and cash-back on airline frequent flyer miles.

Village of Hancock Goes Online

Village of Hancock Goes Online

By Jonathan Stoops

VILLAGE OF HANCOCK, NY.–(BUSINESS WIRE)—March 7th, 2013

The Village of Hancock, New York announced plans to accept payments online. This move expands options for paying obligations and is part of a broader effort to increase convenience to residents. Customers wishing to pay their obligations may go online at www.paygov.us, visit the Village Clerk’s office or call 1-866-480-8552.

The search for the right company took longer than expected. Few were willing to accommodate the needs of the Village or were simply too expensive. Phyllis Falsetta, Village Clerk, searched for a vendor which specialized in local government. Most companies offering services to municipalities engaged their clients in long term contracts or charged exorbitant fees. Mrs. Falsetta knew there had to be a better way. After discussing the problem with their local bank they were given the recommendation to review a different kind of company. “We have a great relationship with NBT Bank. PayGOV came highly recommended and we felt comfortable with their program. PayGOV has positioned us to move forward technologically without absorbing the costs.” Mrs. Falsetta explained further, “We have wanted to offer this service for quite some time and now we can.”

PayGOV Owner Laura Hiatt expressed her delight in the opportunity to serve the Village and welcomed the expansion into New York. Mrs. Hiatt offered a quick statement, “We stand by our service. Our agreements are month to month – guaranteeing we will always answer our phones to fix any issue. We cover the cost of the equipment and we indemnify our municipalities of all liability. Our goal has been and will be to out-serve our competition.”

PayGOV.US, a leading provider of electronic payment options based in Indianapolis, Indiana and 2009 Indiana Companies to Watch Award Winner, has similar agreements with government entities and utilities in over 36 states.
For more information contact Michael Hiatt at mhiatt@paygov.us or 1-866-480-8552.

PayGOV.US assesses a nominal convenience fee processing these transactions. American Express®, MasterCard ®, Discover ® and VISA ® along with debit cards carrying a MasterCard ® or Visa ® are accepted by the program. Citizens using credit cards with bonus rewards programs can, depending on their card’s program, earn rewards, points, and cash-back on airline frequent flyer miles.

Pay online – Superior Montana becomes latest Town to choose PayGOV

Pay online – Superior Montana becomes latest Town to choose PayGOV

By Katie Pawluk

TOWN OF SUPERIOR, MT.–(BUSINESS WIRE)—January 23rd, 2013

Joining several Montana municipalities already using PayGOV the Town of Superior has finalized plans to accept payments online. This move expands resident options for paying utilities.

The search for a vendor took longer than expected. Few were willing to accommodate the needs of the Town or were simply too expensive. Clerk/Treasurer Brenda Schneider found the right vendor after reaching out to surrounding Montana towns. The response was overwhelmingly in favor of one vendor, PayGOV.US. Mrs. Schneider explained, “PayGOV has positioned us to move forward technologically without absorbing the costs.”

If you live in Superior, Montana and wish to pay your Utilities online please go to http://townofsuperiormontana.org/ .

PayGOV.US, a leading provider of electronic payment options based in Indianapolis, Indiana and 2009 Indiana Companies to Watch Award Winner, has similar agreements with government entities and utilities in over 35 states.
For more information contact Michael Hiatt at mhiatt@paygov.us or 1-866-480-8552.
PayGOV.US assesses a nominal convenience fee processing these transactions. American Express®, MasterCard ®, Discover ® and VISA ® along with debit cards carrying a MasterCard ® or Visa ® are accepted by the program. Citizens using credit cards with bonus rewards programs can, depending on their card’s program, earn rewards, points, and cash-back on airline frequent flyer miles.