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Posted on: July 28, 2022

County Executive Meyer announces updated property tax and sewer payment credit card fees

NEW CASTLE – New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer announced today that when county taxpayers are paying their bills with credit card, residents can now expect no extra fees on sewer payments and only a 2.35% charge on tax payments. 

Tax, sewer, and other payments can now be made through an online portal on New Castle County’s website. Prior to February 1, 2022, to pay with credit card, residents had to pay a processing fee of 2.5% of the total transaction for tax payments and $5.25 for sewer payments. Starting February 1, 2022, tax fees were lowered to 2.35% and sewer fees were lowered to $4.50. 

New Castle County is now waiving credit card fees for sewer payments up to $650, while tax payment credit card fees will remain at 2.35% of the total transaction. No extra fees will be charged for any e-checks or ACH payments 

Property Taxes:  

  1. No fee to pay with e-check or ACH through NCC’s third-party vendor Paymentus 
  2. Major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express), PayPal, PayPal Credit, Venmo, Apple Pay, Google Pay are accepted through our third-party vendor Paymentus, which charges a transaction fee based on the amount of the bill (credit card fees are 2.35% of the total transaction.

Sewer Fees:  

  1. No fee to pay with e-check or ACH through Paymentus 
  2. No fee to pay up to $650 with major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express), PayPal, PayPal Credit, Venmo, Apple Pay, Google Pay through Paymentus.

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