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All billing terms are pre-payment required, unless exception authorized. If authorized, payment terms for domestic customers are Net 30 days from invoice date, and terms for non-domestic customers are Net 45 days from invoice date.

  • All values are expressed in US dollars. Payment must be received within terms to prevent assessment of administrative and late fees, which will be applied at current rate.  Penalty charge of 6% per annum will be assessed on balances over 90 days delinquent. No discounts are allowed for early payment.
  • We cannot accept a Letter of Credit as a form of payment. Cash payments, EFT, Pay Pal and Western Union payments are not accepted.
  • All payments must be made in US Dollars. NIST does not charge a fee for any payment type.
  • Call the NIST Accounts Receivable office at 301-975-3880, or e-mail us at billing [at] (billing[at]nist[dot]gov) with questions.
  • Accepted payment methods are credit card, ACH (via only), check, bank draft, money order, or wire.

*PAY.GOV Credit Card and ACH

Electronic payments can be submitted through by ACH, Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express, check card, or debit card. Go to

  • To locate the payment forms, enter “NIST” in the search field at the top of the page.
  • Select the NIST Miscellaneous Payment Form.
  • Complete all required fields and submit your payment.
  • For prompt credit, include the quote number being paid.
  • A receipt should be printed for your records.
  • Please verify with your banking institution that your account is set up to have ACH payments processed.

  • ACH payments can be made through US banks only.

Lockbox Information for check and money order payments

Select the appropriate address for all check payments to NIST unless otherwise directed by a NIST staff member:

  • For regular postal mail only:                       
P.O. Box 6200-12                                                       
Portland, OR 97228-6200                
  • For courier deliveries and postal services requiring signature:
    Please reference telephone number 855-259-3064 on waybills if required.
U.S. Bank Government Lockbox
Attn: U.S. Department  of Commerce - NIST 6200-12
17650 NE Sandy Blvd. 
Portland, OR 97230
  • Please note that all checks must be drawn on a United States bank and made payable in US dollars.
  • In addition, the NIST invoice or receivable number, order, or quote number must be referenced on the check stub/remittance advice.   

NIST Gaithersburg Receivables Office


  • Non-USD checks, and/or non-US bank checks must be mailed to the Receivables office in Gaithersburg, MD for deposit.
100 Bureau Dr., MS 1624
Gaithersburg, MD 20899                       

Wire Information


Please go to Wire Payment Instructions for instructions or contact the NIST Receivable Office as noted above.




*Preferred credit card payment method.


Created May 23, 2018, Updated June 2, 2021