Our South Florida lawyers have learned that the Palm Beach County’s Clerk and Comptroller’s Office is instituting a new system for credit card processing of speeding tickets, marriage licenses, and other items. It used to be that residents paid a $5 convenience fee for paying with a credit card online. Paying in person at the clerk’s office involved no such fee, even if the resident uses a debit or credit card.
Under the new system, those paying with a credit card will be assessed a 3.5% processing fee collected by MyFloridaCounty.com. That means that tax-payers will no longer shoulder the burden of covering credit card transaction fees.
Officials in Broward County said they considered the 3.5% processing fee, but decided to stick with their current system of charging a $5 convenience fee for credit card online transactions.
Source: Palm Beach County switches to 3.5 percent credit card processing fee, South Florida Sun Sentinel, May 24, 2010
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