MDE Launches Online Payment Service for Agency Invoices


Mark Shaffer

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MDE Launches Online Payment Service for Agency Invoices

New system will help speed up transactions for environmental permits

Baltimore, MD (June 12, 2015) – The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has launched an online payment system that will allow business customers of the department to pay invoices for permits and other MDE services online.

The new service, developed in conjunction with NIC Maryland, accepts all major credit cards and eCheck/ACH payments and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To access the site, go to this link:  and enter your invoice number as a starting point.

“Improving customer service is a top priority for MDE,” said MDE Secretary Ben Grumbles. “We will continue to use new technologies, such as rapid payment options and permit tracking systems, to increase efficiencies and environmental results throughout the state.”

MDE sends out about 2,500 invoices a month to the regulated community for a variety of permits to protect air quality, water quality and for safe control of waste disposal.


About NIC Maryland

NIC Maryland builds, operates, maintains, and markets the official website of the state of Maryland and its eGovernment services. NIC is a collaborative public/private partnership managed by the Department of Information Technology and NIC Maryland. NIC Maryland helps Maryland state and local government entities enable their web services and operates without tax funds through a self-funded eGovernment services contract. NIC Maryland has developed more than 50 eGov services for the state of Maryland since the contract was awarded in August 2011.


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” five times, most recently ranked at No. 11 in 2013, and the company has been included four times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at