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7/17/2018 - The City of Bangor to accept Credit Card Payments using the Maine PayPort Service

 

For Immediate Release
July 17, 2018

 

Contact: David W. Little, Deputy Finance Director
              207-992-4289
              david.little@bangormaine.gov

 

The City of Bangor to Accept Credit Card Payments

Using the Maine PayPort Service

 

Bangor, Maine: Effective August 1, 2018, the City of Bangor will utilize InforME’s third-party payment processors PayPort and PayPort Online Services for credit/debit card processing.  InforME, the State of Maine’s e-government provider, has been processing electronic payments for Maine’s state and local governments since 1999 and has processed more than 80 million payment transactions.  The new system is a change and enhancement to the City’s credit/debit card policy and will allow for in-person and online payments of any amounts owed the City.

PayPort enables the City to accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express credit card payments at the counter for items such as parking tickets, vehicle registrations, licenses, permits, bus passes, invoices, utility bills, and property taxes.

 

PayPort Online Service is a convenient way for citizens to pay their Personal Property Tax, Real Estate Tax, and Utility Payments online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. InforME already provides other online services, such as Rapid Renewal for vehicle registration, ATV/Boat/Snowmobile registrations, Dog Licensing and Hunting and Fishing Licenses for the City of Bangor.

 

InforME’s transactions will be subject to an administrative cost equal to 2.5% of the transaction or $1.00 minimum. All customers will be informed of the amount of the administrative costs prior to the payment being processed to allow the customer to choose an alternate form of payment (check or cash) if they so choose.

 

All private customer data is handled securely according to the most up-to-date and stringent security standards. InforME is CyberTrust certified the industry gold standard for security and PCI/DSS compliant. 

 

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The City of Bangor, Maine is a service center community of 33,039 residents and is the county seat of Penobscot County. Bangor is the major commercial and cultural center for much of northern and eastern Maine. The City is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. For information on City projects and news, see www.bangormaine.gov.