Pay Online by V-Check


To pay with a credit or debit card, see other options for paying your CSA bill.

When you click the "Continue with V-Check Payment" button, you will be taken to to complete your transaction.

About Paying with Virtual Checks 

Who receives my financial data? Only the Public Works accountant, or CSA administrative assistant. They will print your check. After the check is produced, the data is destroyed immediately.

What is Virtual Check? It is an electronic data exchange that results in the producing of a paper check in the Public Works Department.

You must have a U.S. based checking account to use Virtual Check. Then, using special software and the information you provide, you authorize us to produce a legal check for this transaction only. Our software prints this check that we deposit into our account just as we would one you mailed us. The difference is time and effort. You don't need to buy a stamp, find an envelope, or take the mail to the post office. Instead of waiting days for the mail, we can process your payment in moments.

How do I do this? Very simple. First, get out your check book. Then send us the needed data through our secure online payment form.

Go to the next available check you would normally write. For your records, fill it out to SHASTA COUNTY in the amount of your payment. Next, write VOID across this check. You will provide us with the actual check number - but not the actual check. Next, use the graphic below to locate the information we will need. You can place the numbers in red on your voided check for reference when you proceed to the Secure Virtual Check Form.

Sample Virtual Check

  1. Your Personal Information
  2. The Check Number
  3. The Routing Number and Account Number

Please also have your CSA Account Number. This is the account that will be paid by this virtual check. Only one Account Number per virtual check. The Account Number can be found on your CSA bill.

There is additional help from within the Secure Virtual Check Order Form.

Once you have located all the necessary information and marked its location on your check, you are ready to proceed to the actual Secure Virtual Check Order Form where you will enter this data and give us permission to process your payment. Go to the top of the page to start your online payment.

If you have any questions about the information needed or the process involved, please feel free to contact us at 530-225-5571.

Virtual Check Laws

Check demand drafts, or "drafting" funds from a second party's checking account, have been a method of payment for more than 8 years, usually in collections. Check drafting is a legal method of payment as provided in the Uniform Commercial Code, Federal Trade Commission Title 16, and Code of Federal Regulations. Of course, authorization from the checking account holder to generate a check draft is mandatory, and verbal or written agreement is accepted.

  • Code of Federal Regulations - Reference: Title 12 Chapter II, Part 210.
  • Federal Reserve Bank - Reference: Regulation J, Part 2, Sections 4a-201 to a-212.
  • Federal Trade Commission - Reference: Telemarketing Sales Rule - Title 16, Section 310.3 (a)(3).
  • Securities Exchange Act of 1934: Section 3, (15 U.S.C. 78c)
  • Uniform Commercial Code - Reference: Title 1, Sections 1-201 [39] and Title 3, Sections 3-103a, 3-104, 3-401, 3-402, and 3-403.
  • Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act