FORT BEND, TX — It was announced today that the Fort Bend County, Texas Tax Assessor-Collector has officially gone live with PaymentExpress® as its new payment processing system.
Home to nearly 800,000 residents, Fort Bend is the tenth most populous county in the Lone Star State and one of the fastest-growing areas in the country.
Fort Bend’s successful implementation of PaymentExpress makes Grant Street’s entrance into the Texas government payments market official. The implementation began in August, following a competitive procurement process.
“We are excited to launch this project with Grant Street,” said Carrie Surratt, Fort Bend County Tax Assessor-Collector. “Their innovative and progressive platform will allow our customers to pay with familiar credit/debit card sources as well as introduce contactless payment methods such as Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay, and others, all within a secure environment. The Grant Street staff were extremely professional and thorough during the implementation – a true delight with which to work!”
Using PaymentExpress, the Fort Bend Tax Assessor-Collector will be capable of accepting all major debit and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express) for payments online, via mobile or tablet devices, and in the office. E-check payments will also be available online.
“We’re using a cloud-based, semi-integrated point of sale solution in Fort Bend that keeps sensitive customer data more secure than it’s ever been,” said Phil Runyard, Grant Street’s Chief Strategist for Payments. “Our PaymentExpress system communicates with payment devices through the cloud to facilitate transactions, which means that card data never touches Fort Bend’s computers or systems. The Tax Assessor-Collector and her team of professionals were a pleasure to work with, and we expect other Texas counties with an eye towards providing highly-secure payment environments to follow Fort Bend’s lead in the near future.”
PaymentExpress, Grant Street’s secure e-payments solution, is used to process over $10 billion in government credit card and e-check transactions annually.
For more information on PaymentExpress, contact Phil Runyard, Chief Strategist for Payments, at (412) 391-5555 ext. 1341 or via email at Phil.Runyard@GrantStreet.com.
About Grant Street Group
Grant Street Group specializes in cloud-based government solutions for tax collection, e-payments, and auctions. Every year we process over $20 billion in tax payments and $10 billion in e-payments. Over the past 20 years, we have hosted online auctions of financial instruments exceeding $12 trillion.