Game officials’ pay can be a complicated matter for both sides. For the sports league, school or athletic department, it is a time consuming process that is prone to errors. For the officials, they must wait to receive paper checks and hope that their payments didn’t get sent to the wrong place or lost in the mail. ArbiterPay™ was developed for many reasons, but what it has done is simplify the sports official payment system, saving everyone time and aggravation. It is a fast, easy and secure solution.

ArbiterPay is part of our suite of products and is the most reliable method to pay game officials automatically from a secure web-based platform. It incorporates a fully integrated electronic payment and reporting tool.

You Have Questions, We Have Answers

We have compiled a list of some of the top questions regarding ArbiterPay. View the list below, but if you still have questions, we are only a phone call away.

1. What is the cost to use ArbiterPay?

For schools, leagues, associations and other groups using ArbiterPay to manage payments to officials, the transaction fees are based on the amount being paid. Generally, this cost is lower than sending a paper check. Sports officials can use ArbiterPay for free, but they do have the option to add upgrades for a small nominal fee.

2. How are 1099s handled through the system?

One of the great benefits of using ArbiterPay is the ability to automatically generate 1099s. Because all payments made through ArbiterPay are recorded, the 1099 process is seamless. There is a built-in tax module that will create a report with payment calculations for officials. The 1099 is created and stored in a personal tax folder for each individual official.

3. Is my money safe?

When you use ArbiterPay, you can rest assured that your money is safe and FDIC insured. Your funds are placed in a pooled escrow account at an unaffiliated FDIC-insured trust bank or savings institution. Up to $250,000 of your funds placed at the bank, which includes any other deposits held at that financial institution, are protected by FDIC pass-through deposit insurance coverage.

4. How can I access ArbiterPay?

Since ArbiterPay is a web-based platform, it can be accessed anywhere at any time, as long as there is an Internet connection. Our system is compatible with mobile devices, so you can literally access the system at any location.

5. Is the platform secure?

Security and privacy are commonly a concern for individuals and organizations and for good reason. When you are providing sensitive information, you want to make sure it is protected. We have gone to great lengths to ensure that all parties are protected when using ArbiterPay. Our website is secured by 256-bit encryption and GeoTrust and our privacy policy has been certified by TRUSTe.

Put ArbiterSports on Your Team

ArbiterPay is a powerful tool that can simplify how game officials are paid. We also have other great products that can help you with sports event management. Whether you need help with game schedules, assigning or officials training, we have you covered. Contact us today at 800.576.2799 or