Clarinda, Iowa, Partners with Iowa Interactive to Provide Payment Processing Services
Date: Thursday, May 12, 2016
CLARINDA, Iowa--The city of Clarinda, Iowa, launched a new payment processing system, PayPort, that enables residents to make secure payments to City Hall, the Police Department and the Library online and over-the-counter with credit cards, debit cards, and eChecks. The new service, which can be found online at www.bestiowatown.com, replaces an existing service that will terminate June 30, 2016.
“We’re so happy to be able to accept credit and debit cards again,” said Gary McClarnon, Clarinda City Clerk. “PayPort validates payments quickly, so from an internal standpoint, we can increase efficiency by redirecting our time and effort to other projects.”
The City partnered with Iowa Interactive, LLC of Des Moines, to offer the new PayPort service at no cost to taxpayers. The Web-based system enables citizens to make payments to City Hall for building permits, street fees, utility fines, and payments. Citizens can also make payments to the Police Department for fines and fingerprints, as well as pay fines and fees to the Library. About Iowa Interactive Iowa Interactive, LLC is responsible for the oversight of the development of the official website 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 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 NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies. Additional information is available at www.iowai.org. About NIC Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of innovative digital government solutions and secure payment processing, which help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides digital government 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 the company has been included four times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.