You now have the option of paying your property taxes with a credit card or electronic check. Electronic payments can only be made online at www.putnamtwp.us or by calling Official Payments at 1-800-272-9829. Official Payments will charge a convenience fee of %3 on credit card payments and a flat fee of $3.00 for electronic checks. Credit card payments cannot be made at the Township.
Why do I have a convenience fee for credit card payments:
Official payments charges a convenience fee for processing the payment transaction. The fee is not charged by or paid to Putnam Township. You will be informed of all charges and fees before you authorize payment.
Why doesn't the Township cover the convenience fee?
If Putnam Township were to assume the cost of the fees, the funds would have to come from the general fund. This is not viewed as an appropriate use of township's funds as it benefits only some, and not all, of the residents.
How safe is official Payments' system?
The system has been tested and proven. The IRS and more than 2,200 state and local governments have chosen Official Payments as an electronic service provider.
Will I receive a confirmation of my card payment:
Yes. You will be provided a confirmation number at the end of the transaction. This confirmation number and your card statement will provide confirmation of your card payment to the government agency. For questions call Official Payments Customer Service @ 1-800-487-4567.