New system speeds up transactions for environmental permits
Annapolis, MD – July 8, 2015 – The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) launched their online Invoice Payment Service that allows business customers to pay invoices for permits and other MDE services online. The new Invoice Payment Service accepts all major credit cards and eCheck/ACH payments and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The service can be accessed by visiting MDE's website, www.mde.maryland.gov or the state's official website, www.maryland.gov.
"Improving customer service is a top priority for MDE," said MDE Secretary Ben Grumbles. "We will continue to use new technologies, such as rapid payment options and permit tracking systems, to increase efficiencies and environmental results throughout the state."
MDE sends out approximately 2,500 invoices a month to the regulated community for a variety of permits to protect air quality, water quality and for safe control of waste disposal that can be paid in three easy steps. Simply locate the invoice number on the invoice sent from MDE, select the default amount shown to pay or enter a different amount and click on proceed to payment to process the invoice payment. The receipt will be displayed on screen for printing and an email will also be sent to the address used for the payment.
The MDE Invoice Payment service was developed at no charge for the Maryland Department of the Environment by NIC Maryland, through the self-funded eGovernment services contract with the State Department of Information Technology (DoIT).
About NIC Maryland
NIC Maryland builds, operates, maintains, and markets the official website of the state of Maryland, www.maryland.gov and its eGovernment services. NIC Maryland is a collaborative public/private partnership managed by the Department of Information Technology (DoIT) and NIC Maryland. NIC Maryland helps Maryland state and local government entities web-enable their services and operates without tax funds through a Self-funded eGovernment Services contract. NIC Maryland has developed more than 50 eGov services for the state of Maryland since the contract was awarded in August 2011.
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 3,500 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, most recently ranked at No. 36 (2014), and the Company has been included four times on the Barron's 400 Index. Additional information is available at https://www.egov.com.