The credit card convenience fee is 2.34% of paid taxes
If you pay your taxes on-line or by phone, a convenience fee is charged in addition to the property tax amount paid. The credit card and debit card convenience fee is 2.34% of paid taxes. There will be no fee charged for e-checks.
Some state agencies offer online payment services at no additional cost to the consumer. The County of Merced does not have sufficient funding to cover the cost of the service at this time. For this reason, a convenience fee of 2.34% of the credit card transaction amount is charged.
All convenience fees are payable to our credit card vendor, not the County of Merced.
The County of Merced contracts with a third party vendor to accept credit card, debit card, and e-check payments on our behalf over the internet or through our Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system. The vendor is bonded and partnered with the major credit card companies. Your transaction is securely guarded and county personnel do not have access to your personal card or banking information.