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|What legal authority does the Tax Collector have to charge a processing fee for online property tax payments?
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Section 215.322, Florida Statutes, " Subsection (5) of the statute states: "A unit of local government, which term means a municipality, special district, or board of county commissioners or other governing body of a county, however styled, ... and means any clerk of the circuit court, sheriff, property appraiser, tax collector, or supervisor of elections, is authorized to accept payment by use of credit cards, charge cards, and bank debit cards for financial obligations that are owing to such unit of local government and to surcharge the person who uses a credit card, charge card, or bank debit card in payment of taxes, license fees, tuition, fines, civil penalties, court-ordered payments, or court costs, or other statutorily prescribed revenues an amount sufficient to pay the service fee charges by the financial institution, vending service company, or credit card company for such services... ." (e.s.)"
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