General Terms and Rules for Use
Filing Electronically. Any business or organization ("business") conducting
business activity in an area where we are the administering agent for that municipality
or State may elect to use Electronic Filing to electronically submit business license
applications to PRA GOVERNMENT SERVICES, LLC d/b/a Revenue Discovery Systems (RDS)
and MUNISERVICES, LLC (collectively, "us", "ours" or "we")
- Usernames. Businesses may set up an Electronic Filing account and create
one or more Usernames ("users") on that account. All Usernames created by the business
must be for business personnel or associates permitted and authorized by the business
to submit transactions on behalf of the business. Use of Electronic Filing constitutes
an agreement to abide by the rules, terms, and conditions of this site.
- Transactions. The transactions available through Electronic Filing online
applications are provided in conjunction with participating municipalities ("Participating
Municipalities"). Users seeking to complete a transaction not available through
Electronic Filing must contact the municipality for more information and instructions.
- Information Provided On This Site.
- Information provided on administration and fee schedule rates reflected on BizLicenseOnline.com
and on our forms are updated once the updated information has been received, verified
and validated by us, therefore postings are made at such times as determined by
us in our sole discretion. You should not assume that the information contained on
this site has been updated or otherwise contains current information.
- Information provided on the site is intended to allow immediate access to the public.
While all attempts are made to provide accurate, current and reliable information,
there is the possibility of error. We and BizLicenseOnline.com expressly deny any
warranty of the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information.
- Duplicate Filings. If a transaction is submitted using Electronic Filing,
the business should not file the equivalent paper version of the transaction.
- Payment Instructions. By providing us with names and account information
of Payees to whom you wish to direct payments, you authorize us to follow the payment
instructions that we receive through the payment system. In order to process payments
more efficiently and effectively, we may edit or alter payment data or data formats
in accordance with Payee directives. When we receive a payment instruction, you
authorize us to debit your account and remit funds on your behalf so that the funds
arrive as close as reasonably possible to the scheduled payment date designated
by you. You also authorize us to credit your payment account for payments returned
to us by the Payee. We will use our best efforts to make all your payments properly.
However, we shall incur no liability if we are unable to complete any payments initiated
by you because of the existence of any one or more of the following circumstances:
- If your Payment Account does not contain sufficient funds to complete the transaction
or the transaction would exceed the credit limit of your overdraft account;
- Our payment processing system is not working properly and you know or have been
advised about the malfunction;
- You have not provided us with the correct payment account information, or the correct
name, address, phone number or account information for the Payee; and/or,
- Circumstances beyond our control (such as, but not limited to, fire, flood or interference
from an outside force) prevent the proper execution of the transaction.
- Payments by Check. When you make a payment by check, you authorize us to
use information from your check to make a one time electronic fund transfer from
your checking account according to the terms of your check or to process that transaction
as a check. When we use your check to make an electronic fund transfer, funds may
be withdrawn from your checking account as soon as the same day we receive your
payment, and you will not receive your check back from your financial institution.
- Payment Scheduling. Scheduling provides the opportunity to specify a future
transaction date for an ACH debit payment. If scheduling is available for a transaction,
a future transaction date can be entered during the payment process. The future
transaction date specified will be the day on which the ACH debit payment instruction
will be prepared for bank processing. The data portion of the transaction will be
delivered to us on the selected file date for payment. If a future transaction date
is scheduled, the file date must be prior to the delinquent date to avoid applicable
penalties or interest.
- Overpayments and Transactional Site Errors. In the event that you submit
multiple payment transactions in error, you should contact us in order to submit
a written request for a refund of moneys paid. This system does not have the capability
to identify overpayments made or to provide automatic refunds.
- Amending a Transaction. For transactions that include payment of an amount
due, payment instructions must be provided at the time the transaction is submitted
for processing. Once a transaction's status has been changed to, "Payment Received",
you will not longer be permitted to amend the transaction.
- Additional Penalties. If payment instructions are not provided for the full
amount due shown on the transaction, or if payment is rejected or returned by the
bank specified by the user, additional penalties, interest and banking fees could
apply. In addition, your business will be subject to each municipality's rules regarding
payment deadlines, interest, penalties, and fee charges. We do not determine the
amount of tax, interest, court cost, or penalty owed the state, county, or municipal
- Additional Payments Made. If there is a subsequent payment of any unpaid
balance by check, the check must display the municipality's account number and the
confirmation number from the Electronic Filing session.
- Incomplete Filings.No transaction will be submitted until the user has completed
the entire on-line transaction process and exited the system using the navigation
prompts provided on-screen. The Electronic Filing session confirmation screen serves
as verification of a completed transaction. The user should not log off or shut
down the web browser until the user has completed all parts of the transaction (including
entry of data and payment information as applicable) and received confirmation of
submission of the transaction. The user must complete the entire transaction process
before midnight in order to receive a confirmation time-stamped for that day.
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WARRANTY OF ANY KIND INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NONINFRINGEMENT OF
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE.YOU ACCEPT ALL RISK,
INCLUDING ALL RISK WITH RESPECT TO SUITABILITY, USE AND PERFORMANCE. We,
BizLicenseOnline.com, AND/OR A PARTICIPATING MUNICIPALITY further do not warrant
the accuracy or completeness of the information, text, graphics, links or other
items contained within these materials. We may make changes to these materials at
any time without notice.
- LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. IN NO EVENT SHALL WE, BizLicenseOnline.com, AND/OR A
PARTICIPATING MUNICIPALITY BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT
LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF INFORMATION)
ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE MATERIALS, EVEN IF BizLicenseOnline.com,
AND/OR A PARTICIPATING MUNICIPALITY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH
- APPLICABLE LAW. Any claim relating to the materials shall be governed by
the internal laws of the State of Alabama without regard to its conflicts of laws
provisions. To the extent that the terms of this Agreement conflict with applicable
state or federal law, such state or federal law shall replace such conflicting terms
only to the extent required by law. Unless expressly stated otherwise, all other
terms of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect