Pay.gov Help

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Searching Pay.gov

You can only search for agencies and agency forms.

  1. Most Pay.gov pages have a Search box at the top.

    Search Bar
  2. Use only the allowed characters listed below to type in at least 2 letters or numbers of

    • The agency name.

    • The form name.

    • The form number.

    • A word, such as "parking" or "register", describing what you're looking for.

  3. Click the Search button.

  4. A page with search results opens. The Forms tab is selected.

    Search Results Page
  5. The results includes all agencies and public forms whose name or description includes what you typed in.

    • The bar on the right shows the agencies returned by the search.

    • The Forms tab lists all forms found.

    • All agencies found are listed in the Agencies tab.

  6. Each form description includes:

    • Form name.

    • Form number.

    • Agency using the form.

    • Optionally, how it is used.

    • A View all forms for this agency link.

  7. Find the form you need.

  8. Click the Continue to the Form button to start your payment.

Tip: Sometimes different forms have similar descriptions. DO NOT GUESS which to use. Contact the agency to be paid for instructions.

Allowed Characters

A through Z upper case

a through z lower case

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,0 numbers

space

# pound sign

$ dollar sign

& ampersand

' apostrophe

( left parenthesis

) right parenthesis

/ forward slash

, comma

- hyphen

. period

: colon

@ at sign

_ underscore