[HISTORY: 1984 Code §§ 44-1—44-4 as amended through December 31, 2016. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter may be known as the "Returned Check Ordinance."
Whenever a check payable to any and all accounts of the City of South Amboy, including the sewer and any other utility account, is returned for insufficient funds, a service charge of $20 per transaction shall be added to the account. The service charge shall be paid and credited before any other payment on the account is accepted and credited.
Whenever an account owing to the City is for a tax or special assessment, the service charge shall be included on whatever list of delinquent accounts is prepared for the enforcement of the lien. (N.J.S.A. 40:5-18c)
Any person whose returned checks become chronic, as determined by the Chief Financial Officer, may thereafter be required to pay in cash or by certified or cashier's check.