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Important Notice

Due to required maintenance, the ability to pay the state fee electronically will be unavailable on Monday, December 5, 2022. Please try your request before December 5 or on or after December 6. We apologize for your inconvenience. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jack Gaskins at 850-717-8430 or SpecialDistricts@DEO.MyFlorida.com.

Welcome

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. Automated Clearing House (ACH) Transfer (new this year), which allows the transfer of funds to the Department of Economic Opportunity using the special district's checking account routing number and account number.

Instructions

  1. Refer to the Fiscal Year 2022 / 2023 Special District Fee Invoice and Update Form (invoice) mailed to the special district's registered agent on October 3, 2022 (see "Downloads" below to download a duplicate invoice).
  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@DEO.MyFlorida.com or mail it to the address on the bottom of the invoice, even if no changes are necessary.

Downloads

Additional Information About the State Fee

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.

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

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

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