City of Bedford, Iowa, Launches Online Payment Services
Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2016
BEDFORD, Iowa--The city of Bedford, Iowa, recently launched five new online services to help citizens interact with their local government enabling them to make online payments anytime, anywhere. Users can make payments for multiple services including garbage account deposits, renewing or purchasing pet tags, posting fees, paying water deposits, and making utility payments. These new online payment services allow real-time, over-the-counter transactions via credit card, debit card or electronic check. The services are available online at www.bedfordia.org.
“We are excited to be able to provide the convenience of online payments to our citizens,” said Tammy Thompson, Bedford City Clerk. “These services allow efficient interactions with the city at no additional cost to taxpayers. With online payments, we are able to ensure that accounts have sufficient funds at the time of transaction, so we don’t have to worry about checks bouncing or tracking down customers with insufficient funds.”
Bedford, Iowa, partnered with Iowa Interactive, LLC of Des Moines, to provide payment processing solutions online and over-the-counter. The online system, its payment module, reporting tools and maintenance are provided at no cost to the city and operate under a self-funded model where online services are developed, deployed and maintained at no cost to the government.
About Iowa Interactive Iowa Interactive, LLC is responsible for the oversight of the development of the official Web site for the State of Iowa, Iowa.gov.The portal operates through a public-private partnership between the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) and the Iowa Interactive, LLC, to help Iowa government entities Web-enable their information services. Iowa Interactive builds, operates, maintains and markets Iowa.gov and is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies. About NIC Founded in 1992, NIC (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 make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 4,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the “100 Best Small Companies in America” six times, and has been included four times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at www.egov.com.