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Online Payments

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Payment

ACH Debit - The Automated Clearing House (ACH) Debit method allows the state's data collector to electronically debit your bank account and credit the state's bank account. Your account will be debited by the state's data collector only upon your initiation and for the amount you specify.

  • The state pays the cost for you to make an ACH Debit payment via the First Data payment portal. You will be responsible for the fee, if any, that your financial institution may charge for the actual transfer of funds.
  • To initiate an ACH Debit transfer, please visit www.govone.com/PAYCAL/SWRCB/Account.
    Disclosure: By clicking on the link above, you will be leaving the State Water Resources Control Board's website and entering the State's data collector's website (First Data). First Data is not affiliated with the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) and the SWRCB is NOT responsible for the contents or links contained on their website. The SWRCB recommends that you read and evaluate First Data's security and confidentiality statements.
  • Information required to make a payment
    • Application, invoice or loan number
    • Bank routing number
    • Bank account number

ACH Credit - The ACH Credit method allows your financial institution to debit your account and credit the state's bank account. Your account will be debited by your financial institution upon your initiation and for the amount you specify.

  • You will pay the fees charged by your financial instutution for any set-up costs and for each ACH Credit transaction initiated.
  • If you choose the ACH Credit method, please contact us at Receipts_Unit@waterboards.ca.gov or 916-341-5000. We will provide you with the State Water Resources Control Board's EFT bank account and routing number.

Credit Cards – The Official Payments Corporation payment system allows you to use a credit card to make a payment to the State Water Resources Control Board.  

  • To make a payment by Visa, MasterCard, or Discover please visit the Official Payments Corporation website at www.officialpayments.com.  Once on the website you will have to select the following:
    • State or Territory – select California
    • Payment Entity – select State Water Resources Control Board
    • Payment Type – select either Application Fees, Invoices or Loan Payments (as appropriate for the payment you are making).
    • After all 3 items are filled in, click on Make a Payment button and you will be taken to the payment page where you can begin your payment.
  • You will be responsible for paying the convenience fee that is charged by Official Payments when making a payment on their website. This fee is in addition to the amount owed to the State Water Resources Control Board.

Disclosures:  By clicking on the link above, you will be leaving the State Water Resources Control Board’s (SWRCB) website and entering the Official Payments Corporation website.  Official Payments is not affiliated with SWRCB and SWRCB is NOT responsible for the contents of links contained on their website.  The SWRCB recommends that you read and evaluate Official Payments security and confidentiality statements.

Manual Payments

Check, Money Order or Cashier Check

  1. Make the check, money order, or cashier check payable to the State Water Resources Control Board.
  2. Write the State Water Resources Control Board application, invoice, or loan number on the check, money order, or cashier check
  3. Payments should be remitted to the address on the application, invoice, or loan payment voucher

State Water Resource Control Board W-9 Information

Our tax ID is 68-0281986. If you need a completed W-9 form, please send an email to Receipts_Unit@waterboards.ca.gov or call 916-341-5000.