MAYVILLE – The Chautauqua County Clerk’s Office has done a “fair” amount of credit card business since implementing the program, according to County Clerk Larry Barmore.
“We haven’t done a lot of credit card biz but a fair amount,” Barmore told WNYNewsNow.
“There’s some people who want to use them, like you come in here and you want to file a legal case or record a deed or something, you could owe as much as $185 or more,” Barmore said. “So especially, even attorneys like that because they have a firm credit card and they can just come in and use that instead of having to brink a check or cash.”
The office started accepting credit cards in early summer. Customers can use Visa, Master Card, Discover or Amex cards to pay for recordings and filings as well as the usual payment methods. According to legislative policy, the fees charged for the credit card usage are borne by the user so there is a 2 1⁄2% fee on top of the amount of the charge. There is also a minimum charge of $20.00 for any card use.