Financial Services and Operations

Purchasing Card Lockout Codes

Information

The purchasing card has the ability to lock out (at the University's discretion) certain Merchant Category Codes (MCCs). An MCC is a numeric code that cross-references to a description of the type of business in which the merchant is engaged.

The lockouts are in place to prevent prohibited products or services from being purchased. Additionally, if there are more than four attempts to process a prohibited purchase in one day, the card will not work at all for the remainder of the day. Following are the MCCs that are currently locked out.  Please note that this list is not all inclusive of merchant types/transactions that are prohibited. Please review the Prohibited Items list for additional information.

Lockout Codes

MCC Merchant Type

4411

Cruise Lines

4411

Steamship Lines

4829

Money Orders—Wire Transfer

4829

Wire Transfers Money Orders

4899

Cable and other pay television

4900

Electric, Gas, Sanitary and Water Utilities

5094

Precious Stones and Metals, Watches and Jewelry

5300

Wholesale Clubs

5422

Freezer and Locker Meat Provisioners

5422

Meat Provisioners, Freezer and Locker

5441

Candy Stores

5441

Confectionery Stores

5441

Nut Stores

5451

Dairy Products Stores

5462

Bakeries

5499

Misc. Food Stores - Convenience Stores and Specialty Markets

5681

Furriers and Fur Shops

5698

Wig and Toupee Stores

5811

Caterers

5812

Eating Places and Restaurants

5813

Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages), Bars, Taverns, Cocktail Lounges, Nightclubs and Discotheques

5814

Fast Food Restaurants

5921

Package Stores—Beer, Wine, and Liquor

5932

Antique Shops—Sales, Repairs and Restoration Services

5933

Pawn Shops and Salvage Yards

5937

Antique Reproductions

5944

Clock, Jewelry, Watch and Silverware Stores

5960

Direct Marketing—Insurance Services

5962

Direct Marketing—Travel-Related Arrangements Services

5963

Door-To-Door Sales

5966

Direct Marketing—Outbound Telemarketing Merchant

5967

Direct Marketing—Inbound Teleservices Merchant

5972

Stamp and Coin Stores—Philatelic and Numismatic Supplies

5973

Religious Goods Stores

5992

Florists

5993

Cigar Stores and Stands

5997

Electric Razor Stores—Sales and Service

6010

Financial Institutions—Manual Cash Disbursements

6011

Financial Institutions—Manual Cash Disbursements

6012

Financial Institutions—Merchandise and Services

6051

Non-Financial Institutions—Foreign Currency, Money Orders (not wire transfer) and Travelers Cheques

6211

Security Brokers/Dealers

6300

Insurance Sales, Underwriting, and Premiums

6381

Insurance Premiums

6399

Insurance, Not Elsewhere Classified

6529-6538

Limited use for these merchant codes - for sending money/financial institutions

6540

POI (Point of Interaction) Funding Transactions (Excluding MoneySend)

7032

Sporting and Recreational Camps

7033

Trailer Parks and Camp Grounds

7211

Laundry—Family and Commercial

7217

Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning

7230

Barber and Beauty Shops

7251

Shoe Repair Shops and Shoe Shine Parlors, and Hat Cleaning Shops

7261

Funeral Services and Crematories

7273

Dating and Escort Services

7276

Tax Preparation Service

7277

Counseling Services—Debt, Marriage, and Personal

7278

Buying and Shopping Services and Clubs

7297

Massage Parlors

7298

Health and Beauty Shops

7321

Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies

7339

Stenographic and Secretarial Support Services

7342

Exterminating and Disinfecting Services

7361

Employment Agencies, Temporary Help Services

7800

Government Owned Lottery

7801 Government-Licensed Casinos (Online or Internet Gambling)
7802 Government-Licensed Horse/Dog Racing

7995

Betting (including Lottery Tickets, Casino Gaming Chips, Off-Track Betting and Wagers)

9754

Gambling-Horse, Dog Racing, State Lottery