Special District Accountability Program:
Pay Your Special District Annual Fee Online
Welcome! We are pleased to offer a fast, easy, and free option for special districts to pay their annual fee and / or late fee directly to the Department of Economic Opportunity.
Alternatively, you may pay by check and mail it to the address on the invoice.
Please remember, whether paying online, by paper check, or applying for a zero annual fee, you must:
- Review the information on the invoice/update form.
- Update it if necessary (strike-through incorrect information and write in the new information directly on the form).
- Sign and date it.
- Mail it to the address on the invoice (in paragraph at top of the invoice), even if no changes are necessary.
The department uses this information to maintain the Official List of Special Districts Online.
Fee Related Downloads for Fiscal Year 2016-17
We are committed to ensuring your privacy and the security of your information. The Department of Economic Opportunity does not maintain credit card information on our server. All credit card activity is handled by Bank of America Cybersource 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.
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 Department of Financial Services web site (see link below), complete all items, and mail the application to the Department of Economic Opportunity, Finance and Accounting Office, 107 E. Madison St., Tallahassee, Florida 32399.
Customer Service Telephone Number
If you have any questions, problems, or concerns related to your annual special district fee, please contact Jack Gaskins at firstname.lastname@example.org or (850) 717-8430.
Get Started! Pay Your Fee Electronically and Prepare and Provide the Annual Update in Seven Easy Steps:
Please have the following available:
- The Fee Invoice and Update Form
- The fee amount due (located on the top right side of the invoice)
- The invoice number (located on the top left side of the invoice)
- A Visa or MasterCard
- The billing address for your Visa or MasterCard
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.