Member Dues Payment FAQs

When will I start receiving information on 2017 Annual Dues billing?

In September you will receive GCAAR News-Lines (via email) informing you about the upcoming Annual Dues billing.

As of October 1st, 2016 you will be emailed a link to your customized invoice.

In addition, GCAAR will mail out to your preferred mailing address a postcard informing you that your invoice is posted online at

When will invoices be mailed?

GCAAR does not mail invoices, and has not for several years.

Invoices will be posted online at as of October 1st, 2016.

How will I be notified about my invoice?

On October 1st, you will be emailed a link that will take you to your customized invoice. You will need your GCAAR member number and last name to view it.

If you do not receive the email with the link by October 3rd, 2016, please contact GCAAR Accounting immediately at 301-590-8781 or via email at, so that we can update your information and send you the link.

What if I want a hardcopy invoice?
Not a problem.

You may also email us at and request an invoice be mailed, fax, or emailed.

Must I pay online?


The quickest way to pay is online at However, payment can be also mailed to our Rockville office (15201 Diamondback Drive, Suite 100, Rockville, MD 20850), faxed directly to 301.296.2188, or paid in person at one of our GCAAR offices (Rockville or Washington, DC).

May I pay my dues over the phone?


GCAAR does not accept payment over the phone.

Payment must be submitted via online at, fax, mail to our Rockville office, or in person at one of our office locations.

How do I view my invoice online?

You need to go to, and log-in as yourself.

Your username is your GCAAR member number (not your MRIS ID). Your password is your last name. Once you are logged in, you will be able to view your customized invoice. The invoice may be printed as well for your records. If you submit payment online, you will receive an instant email confirmation of payment.

Will GCAAR automatically deduct payment from my account or credit card like MRIS?

No, you must submit your payment to GCAAR.

GCAAR does not keep credit card or account numbers on file.

How often am I billed for my dues?

Dues are billed annually for the subsequent year.

However, second notices and reminders are sent following the initial billing.

When is payment due?
Payment must be RECEIVED by November 30, 2016. Postmarks on or before November 30, 2016 will not be considered as timely payments. Payments must be received at GCAAR offices or paid online at on or before the due date. The easiest, quickest, and most secure way to pay your dues is to pay online at
What happens if my payment is not received by November 30, 2016?
Payments received after November 30, 2016 will incur a late fee. Remember, postmarks are not considered as proof of timely payment. Payments must be RECEIVED by the due date.
How do I make my payment?

The quickest way to submit payment is online at

However, other payment options include:

  • Mailing payment to our Rockville office address listed below:
    Attn: Annual Dues
    15201 Diamondback Drive, Suite 100
    Rockville, Maryland 20850
  • Faxing a credit card payment directly to our Accounting Department at 301.296.2188
  • Paying in person at our Rockville or DC GCAAR office.

GCAAR does not accept payment over the phone.

Will you accept a postdated check?
GCAAR does not accept postdated checks, nor will GCAAR hold your payment until you have funds available.
What credit cards do you accept?
GCAAR accepts VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express for dues payments.
When I pay by credit card, I'm asked to provide the V-code. What is the V-code?
The V-code is an additional security feature instituted by the banks. It is a three-digit number located on the back of VISA, MasterCard and Discover cards, to the right of the signature box. It is a four-digit number located on the front of American Express cards, to the right and above your account number.
Are dues refundable?
As stated on your invoice, dues and fees are non-refundable after January 1st, 2017.
What is your fax number?
The fax number for accounting is 301.296.2188. Please also include a contact number and/or email address to reach you at if there is an issue with your faxed payment.
What is your mailing address?
Our mailing address is:

15201 Diamondback Drive, Suite 100
Rockville, Maryland 20850

Please put on the envelope "Attn: Annual Dues."

What direct phone number do I call if I have a question?
Our Accounting number is 301-590-8781.

Due to the large volume of calls during the billing cycle, you may need to leave a voice mail message. Please leave a detailed message with your name, GCAAR member number, billing question, and a phone number or email address you may be reached at.

Please be assured that you will receive a return call or email by an Accounting Representative within 3 business hours.

What email address do I use if I have a question?
Our email is