The online payment option is a convenience to allow customers to pay their utility bill via internet by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express) or electronic check. A convenience fee will be assessed as follows:
- $2.00 for (0-$50.00)
- $2.50 ($50.01-$100.00)
- $2.00 for each additional $100.00 or portion thereof
- $1.50 flat rate for E-Check (electronic check)
Credit card companies charge a fee to businesses or governments who accept their cards. The fee is based on the amount charged. Thus, accepting credit/debit cards is an additional expense. To offset the cost of credit card usage, Florida Law specifically provides for a convenience fee to be added to those transactions.
The City of DeFuniak Springs does not keep any portion of these fees.