Electronic Warrant Payment Services
The Electronic Warrant Payment Services program allows participating entities to accept warrant payments on behalf of other participating entities. Government Payment Services, LLC (GovPayNet) was selected as the service provider following a competitive procurement process.
Previously, if an entity wanted to collect fine and bond payments for other entities, a transfer of money or issuance of a check was required, which was an inefficient process. With the Electronic Warrant Payment Shared Service, GovPayNet collects all funds and facilitates the transfer of money from entity to entity. It’s a hands-off process for the entity that reduces costs and liability for participants. GovPayNet transfers funds via ACH on the next day after receipt.
A pilot group comprised of Arlington, Carrollton, Euless, Grand Prairie, and Plano was established to help draft legal agreements and determine the best way to structure the program. The pilot group began actively using GovPayNet for electronic warrant payments on behalf of other entities in June 2013.