[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Secaucus 2-9-10 as Ord. No. 2010-4. Amended in its entirety 6-23-15 by Ord. No. 2015-25. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
The Mayor and Council of the Town of Secaucus hereby finds that the acceptance of large amounts of cash for the payment of municipal property taxes has created difficulties in the Tax Collector's office.
The Mayor and Council further finds that in order to establish stronger revenue control policies to safeguard funds paid by the residents of the Town, it would be in the best interest of the taxpayers of the Town to accept checks, money orders and credit cards and/or methods of electronic payment for the payment of taxes, rather than cash.
No payment shall be accepted for the payment of property taxes in the Town of Secaucus by cash.
The Tax Collector may accept payment for municipal property taxes, as long as not for delinquent obligations or liens, in the form of check, money order or credit card, debit card and/or other methods of electronic payment in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:5-43 and N.J.A.C. 5:30-9.1 as amended.
The Town is authorized to assess and collect service charges related to its obligations owed to the credit cards, debit cards, electronic payments or electronic funds transfer systems, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:5-46. In no event shall the fee assessed, whether percentage or flat, exceed the cost of the handling and processing of the credit card, debit card, electronic payments or electronic funds transfer system incurred by the Town.
The Town shall promulgate internal policies and/or procedures to govern and safeguard the collection, handling and retention of receipts, statements and other documentation pertaining to all electronic payments.