Making Online Payments

Visit the Clerk's Information System (CIS) to pay annual fees or submit payment for filings online!

The Clerk’s Information System or CIS is a new tool that makes it faster and easier to do business in Virginia. You can file papers, make payments, and manage business activities online at

Let’s take a look at how you can pay your registration fees. Start by logging into the system. Payments are located under the online services tab – choose registration fee to get started.

You do not need a PIN to pay your registration fee, but you do need to locate your business, either by entering your business ID or by searching for business by name.

Once you locate your business, click on the button next to the business name to select it. Enter email address and contact information. This is where the electronic receipt will be sent.  Then, click Next. 

Add the fee to your shopping cart. Now, click go to payment. A pop up window will appear asking you to confirm that all of the information is correct. Click I agree to continue.

You can now enter your payment information. Please be sure to complete all contact information as well as the Captcha field. You have three options for payment. You can pay by business check, by credit card or with personal check. You will notice that most fields throughout the form are required, so please be sure to complete all of them before moving to the next step. Once all your information is entered, you can click continue to review your payment details.

Check the acknowledge box to confirm you want to make this payment, and then click pay now.
You have now successfully paid your online registration fee. There are many other useful things you can do online in CIS.  To learn more about them, or for help navigating CIS, visit the CIS help page from the right hand navigation.