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We are pleased to offer two fast, easy, and free e-payment options for paying the annual special district state fee:

  1. Visa or MasterCard.
  2. Electronic Check / Automated Clearing House (ACH) Transfer, which allows the transfer of funds to FloridaCommerce using the special district's checking account and routing numbers.

Instructions

  1. Refer to the Special District State Fee Invoice and Profile Update (invoice) mailed or emailed to the special district's registered agent.
  2. Note the total amount due and the due date.
  3. Review the information on the invoice and update it if necessary by striking through the incorrect information and writing in the correct information.
  4. Have the registered agent sign and date the invoice.
  5. Visit "Pay the Special District State Fee Online", and follow the instructions to make your payment. After completing the transaction, close the browser window. If you have more than one fee to pay, you may repeat the process.
  6. Write "Paid Online" on the invoice and email it to SpecialDistricts@Commerce.fl.gov or mail it to the address on the bottom of the invoice, even if no changes are necessary.

Downloads

  1. October 2, 2023 Memo / Instructions - Fiscal Year 2023 - 2024 Special District State Fee and Profile Update (mailed to each registered agent of each special district registered with the Program on October 2, 2023).
  2. December 8, 2023 Second Notice - Fiscal Year 2023-24 Special District State Fee and Profile Update (mailed to the registered agent of each special district that missed the December 1, 2023 deadline to pay the state fee).
  3. January 16, 2024 Final Notice - Fiscal Year 2023-24 Special District State Fee and Profile Update (mailed to the registered agent of each special district that missed the December 1, 2023 and January 8, 2024 deadlines to pay the state fee).
  4. Fiscal Year 2023 - 2024 Special District State Fee Invoice and Profile Update - Final Late Fee - This file contains 124 pages - one invoice for each special district assessed a final late fee. The invoices are in alphabetical order by the formal name of the special district. Print only the page(s) that you need.
  5. W-9 Form for FloridaCommerce Dated June 30, 2023

Instructions for Paying by Check

  1. FloridaCommerce requests all special districts to Pay the Special District State Fee Online. Special districts unable to do so may pay by check made payable to the Department of Commerce.
  2. Enter the invoice number in the memo field.
  3. By the post-marked deadline, mail the check and the completed Special District State Fee and Profile Update to FloridaCommerce, Bureau of Budget Management, 107 East Madison Street, MSC #120, Tallahassee, FL 32399-4124.

Additional Information About the State Fee

Customer Service

If you have any questions or concerns related to your annual special district state fee, please contact Jack Gaskins by email at SpecialDistricts@Commerce.fl.gov or by phone at 850.717.8430.

Privacy Policy

We are committed to ensuring your privacy and the security of your information. FloridaCommerce 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.

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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 State of Florida's Chief Financial Officer has delegated the authority to accept applications for refund to the unit of State government, which initially collected the money.

If a refund is needed, please download an Application for Refund from the Florida Department of Financial Services website (see link below), complete all information requested, and mail the application to FloridaCommerce, Bureau of Budget Management, 107 East Madison Street, MSC 120, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-4124.

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

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