Possible Pilot Program for Credit Card Collection

By: Lisa Blackwell Email
By: Lisa Blackwell Email

Houston County will soon be passing the price of using plastic on to residents.

The Houston County Commission approved a request on Thursday to introduce a pilot program that would pass the service fee for using a credit card to pay property taxes onto the customer.

Currently, the county pays processing fees.

Officials estimate passing those fees onto the consumer will save the county $6000 to $7000 dollars a year.

About 10-percent of residents pay with credit cards.

“It will include anyone that wants to pay with a credit card, if their within the revenue commissioners area. Aside from that, once we've completed our test period, then we can evaluate whether we want to move this out into the rest of the county or not,” William Dempsey explained.

If the proposal is approved in Monday’s meeting, it will take affect October 1st.

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  • by letmebe Location: samson on Jul 25, 2008 at 02:15 PM
    It may have changed, but it used to be that credit card fees were always absorbed by the merchant and never passed on to the customer. The merchant, in this case, is the county so they should have to absorb the fees.
  • by lj Location: cottonwood on Jul 25, 2008 at 12:03 PM
    If you keep going up on property taxes give the working person a break.Let them pay any way they can. Better still elect a better governor and the other politions and start doing property taxes like we did prior to the riley clan
  • by Anonymous on Jul 25, 2008 at 11:50 AM
    Maybe the county should pass a one cent sails tax increase.
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