Pulaski County, Arkansas and NIC Arkansas Launch New Service, Allowing Residents to Pay Taxes with Cash


Sep 24, 2020

By Rhiannon Botsford Barber

Despite county offices closed due to COVID-19, taxpayers can still make in-person cash payments

Pulaski County, Ark., is the first in the state to provide payment options for taxpayers who want to pay their property and real estate tax bills in person with cash. Working with the state’s digital solutions partner NIC Arkansas, Pulaski County announced the new service at a press conference today.

Pulaski County Treasurer Debra Buckner shared that although Pulaski County Tax Collector offices remain closed due to COVID-19, citizens can still pay their property tax bills with cash at participating Centennial Bank locations and select walk-in bill payment retail locations. Taxpayers can visit ar.gov/cash to find a walk-in bill payment location nearby.

“We are excited to provide this convenient service to our residents,” said Buckner. “By accepting payments at 30 locations in Pulaski County we are giving taxpayers ways to pay personal property and real estate taxes ahead of the deadline and avoid becoming delinquent.”

The new walk-in payment option in Pulaski County is made possible through a strategic relationship between NIC Inc., a national leader in digital government solutions, and CheckFreePay® Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of global payments and financial technology provider Fiserv. CheckFreePay has more than 30,000 authorized walk-in payment locations across the U.S.

“NIC is proud to bring this cash bill payment solution to our longtime state partners in Arkansas,” said Bob Sanders, General Manager of NIC Arkansas. “Our goal at NIC is making government services more accessible to citizens and businesses. This new service does just that – all while keeping residents and government employees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

In order to make in-person payments at bill payment locations, taxpayers will need to provide their name, phone number and parcel number. Those who want to pay by debit, credit or electronic check can continue to pay online at ar.gov/pulaskitax.

Pulaski County property tax payments are accepted at Centennial Bank drive-through lanes located at 2922 S University Ave and 13910 Cantrell Rd in Little Rock, and 4514 Camp Robinson Rd in North Little Rock. To find a walk-in bill payment location nearby, visit ar.gov/cash, select Pulaski County Treasurer as the biller and enter the zip code to search results within the selected radius.

Walk-In Bill Payment Services are provided by or through CheckFreePay Corporation (NMLS ID#908760), a licensed money transmitter and a wholly owned subsidiary of Fiserv, Inc.

RhiannonBotsford Barber

Written By Rhiannon Botsford Barber

Before joining INA as Marketing Manager in 2016, Rhiannon spent ten years as a crew member for four major television networks and several film companies, and incorporated her own company in 2010. A zealous outdoorsman, Rhiannon enjoys spending time hiking, fishing, hunting, and camping with her husband and daughter.

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