GovPayNow, the website for the private company GovPayNet, offers government agencies the ability to accept credit and debit card payment from their constituents, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. The branches of government that use this service include courts, law enforcement agencies, revenue departments, corrections facilities and treasurer's departments. This company requires no account on the part of the payee for use.
Some common types of payments that participating government agents accept through GovPayNow include payment for traffic or criminal fines, bail, court fees, towing and impound fees, and restitution payments. Some corrections facilities use this service to allow the addition of funds to commissary and telephone accounts and deposits to inmate trusts.
This service also offers convenient payment options for access to records, property taxes and court-mandated child support. Businesses make use of this payment option when paying assessment taxes, business taxes, and license or permit fees.
Those wishing to pay through GovPayNow may do so at the company's website, by telephone or by visiting one of its offices. This company charges service fees it discloses at the time of payment, and if an agency refuses the payment, funds return to the card in three to five days, minus the service fee.