Internet Convenience Fee

The Borough of Essex Fells has contracted with a credit card merchant provider to establish a secure payment portal to accept and process credit card payments online. This portal provides a common interface for electronic transactions while relieving individual departments of the expense of establishing the complicated and expensive security infrastructure necessary for such payments. The New Jersey Legislature allows for an internet convenience fee (NJ Administrative Code § 5:30-9.9) to be charged to cover operating costs associated with this service. The fee of 3.95% per $100 goes to the service provider and the Borough does not retain any portion of the charge. This fee is only accessed for online credit card transactions. You will have the ability to preview this fee prior to processing your payment.