Upon contracting with Erie County, vendors can receive their County payments quickly and reliably through electronic transmission using a secure VISA credit card account. Otherwise vendors may continue to receive payments by traditional paper check sent via USPS mail.
Erie County has partnered with Bank of America to offer an electronic payments (“e-payables”) program to County vendors. Enrollment in the e-payables program provides vendors with a fast, reliable and secure electronic payment process, expediting payment remittances. Since implementing e-payables in November 2008, the County has been paying vendors on a weekly basis - without delays or interruption - several days prior to sending weekly paper checks to vendors. In addition, signing up for the e-payables program saves the County money by having fewer paper checks printed and mailed.
Participation in the County's electronic payment program is voluntary; vendors are not required to accept County payments electronically.
Vendors that wish to enroll in the County's secure Electronic Payments Program should fax a completed form to the Comptroller’s Office at (716) 858-8507 or mail to:
Erie County Comptroller’s Office
RE: Vendor Electronic Payments Program
Edward A. Rath County Office Building
95 Franklin Street, Room 1100
Buffalo, NY 14202
Once vendors have submitted their completed enrollment form, the Comptroller's Office will send a written confirmation of receipt.
For more detailed information on enrollment and participation in the program, please contact the Comptroller’s Office at (716) 858-8404 or by email at VendorInvoices@erie.gov.