Chapter 4.10
COLLECTIONS

Sections:

4.10.010    Dishonored check fee.

4.10.020    Credit card fees.

4.10.010 Dishonored check fee.

If any person, association, or corporation shall pay any tax, fee or charge of the county by a check which is dishonored or not paid upon presentation for any reason whatsoever, such person, association, or corporation shall pay to the county office or department designated as payee upon any such check, in addition to any other cost, fee, penalty, or interest allowed by law, a dishonored check fee which shall be set by the county executive and be based upon costs of processing and giving notice with respect to such check. Such sum shall be payable upon the date of dishonor and shall be subject to all interest, penalties, and costs to which the sum paid by check would be subject.

(Ord. 82-090, adopted September 21, 1982).

4.10.020 Credit card fees.

(1) The county treasurer is authorized to accept credit cards, charge cards, debit cards, smart cards, stored value cards, federal wires, automated clearinghouse transactions, or other electronic communication for any payment of any kind including, but not limited to, taxes, fines, interest, penalties, special assessments, fees, rates, charges, or moneys due the county.

(2) The costs of processing credit card, charge cards, debit cards, smart cards, stored value cards, federal wires, automated clearinghouse transactions or other electronic communication shall be the responsibility of the payer in an amount determined by the treasurer consistent with RCW 36.29.190, except with respect to transaction processing costs specified in subsection (3), which transaction processing costs may be paid from the general fund.

(3) The county council specifically finds that it is in the best interests of the county to not charge transaction processing costs made for following categories of non tax payments due the county:

(a) fines

(b) interest not associated with taxes

(c) penalties not associated with taxes

(d) special assessments

(e) fees

(f) rates

(g) charges.

(Added Ord. 02-004 March 13, 2002, Eff date March 25, 2002)