Government Agencies Using Mobile Payments More Frequently

Government Agencies Using Mobile Payments More FrequentlyAccording to a new report from Mobile Payments Today, the city of New Haven, Connecticut is introducing what’s called the “Parkmobile smartphone app.”

Billed as a “quick and easy way to feed the meter at on-street parking spots around the city,” the new app represents one of many ways in which local and state governments are turning to cutting edge and secure mobile payment solutions.

When it comes to debating what works best in government and for government, it can be difficult for the masses to find much to agree on… except for when the discussion turns to mobile payments.

As MMW reported last spring, Orange County, Florida recently made it possible for taxpayers to make their tax payments via mobile.

Point & Pay, a mobile payments solution owned by North American Bancard, announced in April that the Orange County Tax Collector’s Office has selected the company to provide its electronic tax and fee payment systems for County residents.

Residents in Orange County can now use credit cards, debit cards, and electronic checks to pay property taxes, vehicle tags, titles, and drivers’ licenses, and more.

“Our new agreement with Point & Pay is part of my mission to get results that make a difference for our families, workers and communities,” says Treasurer Scott Randolph. “I wanted a payment solution that would best position Florida for the future: people should be able to access their information and pay anytime, anywhere.”

Have local government agencies begun using mobile payments in your neck of the woods yet?