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Enroll in direct deposit as a vendor or a foster parent

Before you begin

To register on the vendor payment website, you’ll need information about a previous payment from the City.

If you’d like to enroll in direct deposit before you’ve received your first payment, call or email your department contact.

Service overview

Vendors can enroll in the City’s direct deposit electronic payment program. Enrolled vendors receive electronic payments directly to their bank account. Enrollment is encouraged, but not required.

Vendors can use the City’s vendor payment website to access information about payments.


Vendors and foster parents can both use this process to sign up for direct deposit. The forms must be completed by the person being paid or an authorized company official.


You can sign up for direct deposits through the vendor payment website.

Download the form.

Log into the vendor payment website to access the direct deposit (ACH) enrollment and change form.

Complete the form.

The direct deposit (ACH) enrollment and change form has four required sections. You’ll need to include:

  • Whether this is a new enrollment, change to enrollment, or cancellation of enrollment.
  • Information about the person or company being paid.
  • Bank account information.
  • Signed authorization from the person who owns the bank account or an authorized company official.
Submit your completed form.

You can submit your signed form via email by sending it to

You can also mail your form to:

City of Philadelphia — Office of the Director of Finance
1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Rm 1340
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Work Phone:
Once the office receives your completed form, you will receive an email.

The office will verify your information in four to six weeks, then begin direct deposits.

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