Does the City accept credit cards for payment?

At this time, Charlotte does not accept credit card payments. VISA/Mastercard charges its customers an interchange fee of approximately 3%. On a $1,000 tax bill, the city would have to pay approximately $30 to the credit card company and that money would have to come out of general fund operations. There are municipalities that use credit card companies, but they charge the customer a “user fee” equal to the 3% interchange fee. You would have to pay the fee and the full tax bill. We have investigated this service, but have discovered through talking to other municipalities that it is seldom used. The Treasurer’s office accepts cash and check payments only.

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