Welcome! We are pleased to offer two fast, easy, and free e-payment options for paying the annual special district state fee and / or late fee directly to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (Department):

  1. Visa or MasterCard.
  2. Automated Clearing House (ACH) Transfer, which allows a special district to transfer funds from its checking account to the Department 

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To pay the special district's state fee electronically, please have the following available:

  1. The Special District State Fee Invoice and Profile Update (Invoice and Profile Update document) sent to the special district's registered agent.
  2. The total amount due (located on the top right side of the Invoice and Profile Update document).
  3. A Visa or MasterCard or, if paying by an ACH transfer, the routing number and account number of the checking account being used to make the payment.

To submit the Invoice and Profile Update document:

  1. Review the information on the Invoice and Profile Update document and update it, if necessary, to ensure the Official List of Special Districts remains up to date (strike-through incorrect information and write in the new information directly on the Invoice and Profile Update document).
  2. Sign and date the Invoice and Profile Update document.
  3. Email the Invoice and Profile Update document to SpecialDistricts@DEO.MyFlorida.com or mail it to the address on the bottom of the Invoice and Profile Update document, even if no changes are necessary.

You may pay only one special district state fee at a time. The link below opens in a new browser window. 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. For more information about the required state fee, please review The Florida Special District Handbook Online - Collecting an Annual State Fee to Fund the Program.

W-9 Form

Customer Service Telephone Number

If you have any questions or concerns related to your annual special district state fee, please contact Jack Gaskins by email at SpecialDistricts@DEO.MyFlorida.com or by phone at (850) 717-8430.

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 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 the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Budget Management, 107 E. Madison Street, MSC 120, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-4124.

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

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