Jefferson County will begin accepting debit and credit cards as payment for property taxes and other fees by the end of February, according to Karen M. Christie, county treasurer.
The system, which is operated by Systems East Inc., Cortland, should be in place for the next round of taxes.
Residents may pay with Visa, Mastercard and Discover cards and also from their savings or checking accounts via e-check. Taxpayers may pay in person or online at Xpress-pay.com.
For payments made with a debit or credit card, a 28-cent fixed fee plus a 2.85 percent site fee is applied. Taxpayers may pay by e-check for a fixed fee of $2.50.