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Lysander office to accept credit cards

The Lysander town office is now accepting credit card payments for the many services provided to area residents.

"I have been asked many times if I can accept a credit card for a marriage license, a passport application, fishing or hunting license or certified copies of official town documents," Town Clerk Lisa Dell said. "I am pleased that this convenience will soon be available."

In all, 30 different services are provided by the Lysander Town Clerk's office for which there is a fee. Lysander joins a growing list of other towns in New York State who accept credit card payments.

Last month, the Lysander Town Board approved a contract with MuniciPAY, the principal provider of credit card systems to municipalities. Residents who elect to use a credit card will be charged a fee of 2.45 percent or a minimum of $1.50 per transaction, which will be retained by MuniciPAY. A disclosure of this fee will be provided to everyone prior to the completion of a credit card transaction.

Payment for services of the Lysander Clerk's office are being added to those of the town's parks and recreation department who for many years has accepted credit card payments for their year-round programs.

"When I ran for the town clerk's position last year, I promised to make the Clerk's office more user-friendly and more responsive to the needs of residents," Dell said. "I am pleased to announce that this is the first of other changes that I am planning."

The town of Lysander is exploring the use of credit cards for payment of taxes later this year. Cards that will be accepted are MasterCard, Visa and Discover Card.

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