Returned Checks

City Treasurer Returned Check Policy

Returned checks can be, but are not limited to, the following: non-sufficient funds, stopped payment, closed account, unable to locate account, check is too old to honor, check improperly written.

The procedure currently in effect for returned paper checks, or e-checks, made payable to the City Treasurer is as follows: 

  • A returned check fee of $35 is charged on both paper checks and echecks.
  • If payment is for taxes, penalty and interest will continue to accrue until paid. 
  • The returned check and the corresponding fees must be paid in cash, certified funds or money order.
  • If the check was issued for taxes, the Treasurer’s Office will not accept checks for one (1) year after the date issued. Future payments will need to be made using cash, certified funds, money order, or credit/debit cards.