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City of Mackay, Idaho, Launches New Utility Payment Services

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The City of Mackay, Idaho, launched two new services that allow customers to use credit and debit cards to make same-day payments, and schedule future utility payments.

Same-day payments are offered over the counter at the clerk’s office and online through the city’s website at, where city customers can also schedule future one-time and recurring payments.

“Our new payment services provide handy options for customers to pay their utility bills online, in person, or over the phone,” said Mackay City Clerk-Treasurer Suzanne Whitworth. “More and more people are using their bank cards to pay for all sorts of things, including utility bills.”

The city accepts any credit or debit card displaying a Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express logo.

The city partnered with Boise-based Access Idaho to provide both payment processing services. The partnership operates under a self-funded model in which no tax dollars or state funds were used to develop the services, and none are necessary to maintain them.

The clerk’s office joins 54 other city departments in the state that use Access Idaho’s PayPort and/or Scheduled Payments services. In addition to payment processing, Access Idaho manages the state’s official Web portal,, and specializes in electronic government applications.

For more information, call the City of Mackay clerk’s office at 208-588-2274.

About Access Idaho

Access Idaho is the administrator of Idaho’s official Web portal ( and provider of electronic government solutions for the state. The network manager for the portal is Idaho Information Consortium, a subsidiary of eGovernment firm NIC.

About NIC

Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ:EGOV) is the nation’s leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company’s innovative eGovernment services help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the “100 Best Small Companies in America” six times, most recently ranked at No. 36 (2014), and the company has been included four times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at

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