Accounts Payable maintains and administers payments to vendors for products and services purchased by the Corporation of the City of Burlington. Our mandate is to settle accounts in a timely manner according to payment terms.
Payment terms with the Corporation of the City of Burlington are net 30 unless otherwise negotiated with the Purchasing Department. The City's Payment Card Program provides payment within 48 hours to our vendors. EFT and cheque payments are issued weekly on Thursdays for all invoices due based on net 30 or otherwise negotiated payment terms.
The City has issued Visa Payment Cards to employees to use when they purchase on behalf of the City, either by telephone or in person. We would like to encourage the use of the Payment Card since it provides immediate payment to our Vendors and eliminates invoicing and cheque processing.
NOTE: Payment Cards are not to be used where a competitive contract is in place unless special arrangements have been established with the City.
If your company accepts electronic funds transfer. Fax or email the completed EFT Enrollment Form for Vendors using the contact information below.
EFT is an environmentally friendly and cost effective option. Vendors receive payment faster than with cheques and there is no risk of payment being lost or stolen as it is transfered securely and directly to the vendor bank account.
For vendors that do not accept payment by Visa payment card or EFT, the City will issue payment by cheque. Cheques are mailed out directly to the vendor address provided on the invoice.
General Inquiries: 905-335-7657 Press "3"
Toll free: 1-877-213-3609 ext. 7657 Press "3"
FAX for Accounts Payable: 905-335-7663