Welcome! We are pleased to offer a fast, easy and free option for special districts to pay their annual state fee and / or late fee directly to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (department). Alternatively, you may pay by check and mail it to the address on the invoice. For more information about the required state fee, please see The Florida Special District Handbook Online - Collecting an Annual State Fee to Fund the Program.

State Fee Downloads for Fiscal Year 2021-2022

Cover Memos

Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Annual Special District Fee Invoice and Update Document (Invoice / Update Document)

Final Late Fee Invoice / Update Documents (mailed to the registered agent on January 18, 2022 with the above Final Late Fee Memo). This file contains 81 pages - one Invoice / Update Document for each special district that did not meet the December 2, 2021 and January 10, 2022 deadlines. The special districts are listed in alphabetical order by the formal name of the special district. To find a specific Invoice / Update Document, open the file and page down to the correct document. For faster results, use the search feature in Adobe Acrobat Reader. Look for the magnifying glass icon or hold the 'Ctrl' key and 'F' key at the same time. When the search box opens, type the name of your special district or a unique key word in its name and press the enter key. Take care to print only the page you need instead of all 81 pages in the file.

W-9 Form

Important Notice

As of January 4, 2022, the department has changed providers for e-payment processing. You will notice a new look and feel for the checkout page. Credit card payments can still be made safely and securely.

Privacy Policy

We are committed to ensuring your privacy and the security of your information. The department does not maintain credit card information on our server. All credit card activity is handled by NIC Services, LLC through a secure external web site.

Your privacy is very important to us. Our policy is to collect no personal information about you when you visit our website, unless you specifically choose to make such information available to us.

If you choose to share personal information, such as by sending a message or filling out an electronic form, please be aware that under Florida law, email addresses are public records. We must save it for a designated period of time to comply with the State of Florida's archiving policies. The information will not be disclosed to third parties or other government agencies, unless required by state or federal law. Florida's public records law requires that all information received in connection with state business be made available to anyone upon request, unless the information is subject to a specific statutory exemption.

When you visit our website, the web server automatically recognizes the internet domain and IP address from which you accessed the site. Information is gathered regarding the volume and timing of access to the site by logging the date, time, and pages you visited while at the site. This is done so we can improve the content of our website. Your personal information, including your personal email address, is not identified.

Refund Policy

Section 215.26, Florida Statutes, states in part: "Applications for refunds as provided in this section shall be filed with the Chief Financial Officer, except as otherwise provided herein, within 3 years after the right to such refund shall have accrued else such right shall be barred." Three years is generally interpreted as meaning three years from the date of payment into the State treasury. The Chief Financial Officer has delegated the authority to accept applications for refund to the unit of State government, which initially collected the money.

If the need for refund arises, please download an Application for Refund from the Florida Department of Financial Services web site (see link below), complete all items, and mail the application to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Budget Management, 107 E. Madison Street, MSC 120, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-4124.

Customer Service Telephone Number

If you have any questions, problems, or concerns related to your annual special district state fee, please contact Jack Gaskins at jack.gaskins@deo.myflorida.com or (850) 717-8430.

Get Started! Pay Your State Fee Electronically and Prepare and Provide the Annual Update:

Please have the following available:

  1. The Invoice / Update Document.
  2. The total due (amount located on the top right side of the Invoice / Update Document).
  3. The invoice number (located on the top left side of the Invoice / Update Document).
  4. A Visa or MasterCard.
  5. The billing address for your Visa or MasterCard.

Important Reminders!

Please remember, whether paying online, by paper check, or applying for a zero annual fee, you must:

  1. Review the information on the Invoice / Update Document.
  2. Update the information if necessary (strike-through incorrect information and write in the new information directly on the Invoice / Update Document).
  3. Sign and date it.
  4. Mail the Invoice / Update Document to the address on the bottom of document, even if no changes are necessary.

The department uses the information on this form to maintain the Official List of Special Districts Online.

The link below opens in a new browser window. You may pay only one special district fee at a time. After completing the transaction for one special district, close the browser window. If you have more than one fee to pay, you may start again from a new browser window.

Annual Special District State Fee and Update Process (for special districts only)

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