[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Hamilton 4-1-1991 by Ord. No. 1071-91. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 12-1-2008 by Ord. No. 1640-2008]
The Township of Hamilton, under the authority of Chapter 105, P.L. 1990, herewith imposes a service charge to be added to any account owing to said municipality, if payment tendered on the account was by check or any other written instrument which was returned for insufficient funds. The service charge is herewith established in the amount of $40.
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 40:5-18.
In the event that the account owing to a municipality is for a tax or special assessment, as provided by statute or ordinance, the service charge authorized herein shall be included on and added to the list of delinquent accounts which is prepared for the enforcement of the appropriate tax or assessment lien.
Any service charge authorized by this chapter shall be collected in the same manner prescribed by law for the collection of the account for which the check or other written instrument was tendered. To the extent that a check or other written instrument has been returned for insufficient funds, the governing body shall have the right to require the person or entity issuing said check or written instrument to tender all future payments in cash or by certified or cashier's check.