Service Fee For Credit and Debit Card Payments On Summer Taxes

July 1, 2019

With the release of summer taxes, please be aware that the City charges a 2% service fee for credit and debit card payments.

As of January 1, 2019, the City of Ferndale began implementing a service fee for credit/debit card users versus absorbing the fees from credit card companies. This is a very common practice of municipalities and businesses throughout the country.

The 2% service fee is assessed of credit card payments for tax statements. A $2.50 flat fee is assessed on credit transactions for utility billing, parking permits, building permits, and other miscellaneous charges.Fees will be charged regardless of whether you pay in person or online.

Other payment methods can be used to avoid service fees.Electronic-checks (through your financial institution), regular checks, and cash will not be feed.

To assist residents, the City offers an eight-month tax payment plan. You will receive payment coupons that split your total tax bill into eight incremental payments. Coupons are mailed separately and should be received within a week of your tax bill.

If you have questions, please contact the City’s Finance Department at 248-546-2370.


Lindsey Gunsorek

Communications Specialist