Make it a Bank type of account.

When you pay them, that is From checking to “Permit Prepay Bank.”

When they Apply it, that is Write Check, from the Permit Prepay Bank.

Resolution for 'building permits issue: 'Setup an automatic pay account for building permits' available: Yes.

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