This service can be used free of charge by Idaho state agencies, counties, cities and other government entities.
In partnership with Idaho Information Consortium, the State of Idaho established Access Idaho to develop, support, maintain, and enhance the State's official web portal, Idaho.gov, under a self-sustaining model using no tax dollars and appropriated funds.
You may choose to purchase one or more swipe card readers, however this is optional.
Access Idaho's sole business is providing outsourced services for Idaho's public entities, such as state, county and city government. The online price of items and services purchased through Idaho.gov, the State's official web portal, includes funds used to develop, maintain, enhance and expand the offerings of the State's portal.
Expect funds to arrive in your account 3 business days after the transaction date.
PayPort can accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Electronic checks are also an option. Please discuss eChecks with us if you are interested.
A PIN is not needed to run a debit card. We run debit cards just like credit cards.
Required: A computer with an internet connection.
Optional: A swipe card reader.
When a customer uses a debit card, the funds are authorized and the bank will put a hold on those funds immediately. When an order is canceled, it can take up to two weeks (depending on the bank) to release the hold (authorization) on those funds. If the customer needs the funds available in their account right away, just contact Rich Steckler or Leslie Vitagliano at Access Idaho, and they can release the authorization.
Yes, the swipe card reader can be moved to different computers as many times during the day as needed.
No, It will only work on the computer it's plugged into.
PayPort and its systems comply fully with Payment Card Industry (PCI) standards. As a subsidiary of a publicly traded company, Access Idaho is Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) compliant for controls, security and business continuity issues. We contract with an independent security company to review our security processes and procedures regularly for physical, technical, and policy security.
Second to security, our primary goals are speed and stability. Stateless components are separated and isolated into a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) , with post-authorization processing reserved as a nightly batch job. Because of this, we make a service guarantee of 5 seconds or less per order and 99.99% uptime during business hours. PayPort runs on a load-balanced server cluster located in a “Type IV” facility, with a mirrored “hot site” in a different state.
Begin with our handy checklist and work through the steps from 1 to 10.
If the PayPort (prod) icon does not appear on your desktop after downloading, or you lose the icon, follow these instructions to re-add it:
Participating Idaho counties, agencies, and cities as of May 2013 include:
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