"With this new website we are very happy to fill a need that the Sanitary Engineer's Office and their customers have asked for which is, as of Monday, we are able to take credit card payment for sewer bills," Gilroy told the
She explained customers can make sewer bill payments by calling 866-636-3868, and real estate taxes by calling 866-739-0469, which are a dedicated line for payments, or they can continue to come in and pay in person.
She said the website is now managed by the county's
Nearly a week in operation, Gilroy said the system "has worked very well so far. There are a couple of kinks that need to be worked out to make sure the process works smoothly when we get busier, but we anticipate no major issues and things seem to be working as planned right now."
County IT personnel worked the past year on creating the new website, while county officials worked on negotiating a contract with a new credit card provider to handle the payments. Gilroy noted there is a "modest convenience fee charged by the credit card vendor for this service, but the Treasurer's Office and the
"I think as people become aware of this option then I think the use will increase and the trend go up," Gilroy said.
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