[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Hillsborough 11-24-1992 by Ord. No. 92-22 (Ch. 70A of the 1977 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known as the "Returned Check Ordinance."
Whenever a check or other written instrument payable to any account of the Township of Hillsborough is not honored by the drawee because the issuer of the check had no account with the drawee at the time the check was issued or because of insufficient funds, a service charge of $20 per check or other written instrument shall be added to the account or accounts upon which payment was attempted. The service charge shall be paid and credited before any other payment on the account is accepted and credited.
Unpaid service charges shall, when assessed with respect to the attempted payment of a tax or special assessment, be a lien against property, to be enforced in the same manner as other liens.
Any person who becomes liable for a service charge under this chapter on a chronic basis may, as determined by the governing body with the recommendation of the Chief Financial Officer, thereafter be required to pay in cash or by certified or cashier's check.