Welcome to our FAQ database! Please use the search feature below or browse the Featured Questions and Top 20 FAQ's to locate the answers to your specific questions.
If an FAQ does not answer your specific question, you will be given the opportunity to e-mail our office for assistance. Simply click on a related FAQ and then select the "I need more information" button located at the bottom of each FAQ answer.
|Back to Search Results|
|What legal authority does the Tax Collector have to charge a convenience fee for online property tax payments?
This answer has been viewed 2109 times and was last updated on 03/21/2011.
|Print this Page|
Section 215.322, Florida Statutes, " Subsection (5) of the statute states: "A unit of local government, which term means a municipality, special district, or board of county commissioners or other governing body of a county, however styled, ... and means any clerk of the circuit court, sheriff, property appraiser, tax collector, or supervisor of elections, is authorized to accept payment by use of credit cards, charge cards, and bank debit cards for financial obligations that are owing to such unit of local government and to surcharge the person who uses a credit card, charge card, or bank debit card in payment of taxes, license fees, tuition, fines, civil penalties, court-ordered payments, or court costs, or other statutorily prescribed revenues an amount sufficient to pay the service fee charges by the financial institution, vending service company, or credit card company for such services... ." (e.s.)"
|Users who viewed this answer also found the following helpful:|
Is there a convenience fee when paying for property taxes online?
What is the last day I can pay 2012 property taxes online?
What methods of payment are available when renewing, changing the address or requesting a duplicate registration for my car, boat or mobile home online?
Is there a convenience fee when renewing, changing the address or requesting a duplicate registration for my car, boat or mobile home online?
Can I use a bank/internet bill paying service for online payments?