Can an FHA-approved Lender pay its annual recertification fee directly in pay.gov?

No.  All fee payments must be made electronically via the Lender Electronic Assessment Portal (LEAP). LEAP uses a direct web service with the Treasury Department’s Pay.Gov service. 

For LEAP Information, including the LEAP User Manual, please visit the FHA Lenders page, Approvals and Renewal section, at https://www.hud.gov/lenders 

Handbook 4000.1 I.A.8.c. is available at https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/administration/hudclips/handbooks/hsgh

All policy information contained in this knowledge base article is based upon the referenced HUD policy document. Any lending or insuring decisions should adhere to the specific information contained in that underlying policy document.


Topic Number: KA-05089