Pay e-Cheque - Points to Note

With this online service, you can simply enter the bill information and upload e-Cheques to make payments of government bills.

Applicable Government Bills

You can use this service to pay the following government bills:

  • General Demand Notes
  • Demand for Rates and/or Government Rent
  • Water Bills
  • Tax Demand Notes
  • Business Registration Fees
  • Purchase of Tax Reserve Certificates
  • Stamp Duties
  • Court Fees
  • Interest on Judgment Debts
  • Government Student Loan Repayment
  • Government Rent Demand Notes
  • Market Stall Rent
  • Waste Disposal / Transfer Demand Notes
  • Waste Disposal / Transfer Deposit Demand Notes
  • Chemical / Clinical Waste Demand Notes

Payment Validity

Your payment is valid only when your e-Cheque is honoured on the first presentation to the Government’s designated bank.

Cut-off Time

e-Cheques received by the Government at or before 5:00 pm (Hong Kong time) on a business day will be transferred to the Government’s designated bank for presentation on the same day. Any e-Cheque received by the Government after 5:00 pm (Hong Kong time) on a business day or received by the Government on a day which is not a business day will be transferred to the Government’s designated bank for presentation on the next business day.

“Business day” means a day (other than a Saturday or Sunday) which is not a public holiday and on which banks are open for general business in Hong Kong.

Payment transactions completed before midnight on the due date will be regarded as on time.

Multiple Bills Settlement

This service gives you the flexibility to settle multiple government bills at the same time using one single e-Cheque. An e-Cheque can be used to settle a maximum of 20 General Demand Notes or 20 government bills under the same department and the same bill type.

e-Cheque Requirements

e-Cheques should be denominated in Hong Kong dollars and made payable to The Government of the HKSAR. Post-dated or expired e-Cheques will not be accepted. An e-Cheque is regarded as expired if it is issued more than 6 months ago. Duplicate presentation of the same e-Cheque is not allowed.


For every successful payment transaction, a unique acknowledgement reference number with the transaction date will be generated. You are advised to quote this number when making an enquiry to the bill-issuing department.

General Enquiries

If you would like to know more about the “Pay e-Cheque” portal, please contact the GovHK Help Desk at (852) 183 5500 or access a list of frequently asked questions through the following link.

Last revision date: June 2017