Washington County taxpayers can pay their property taxes by credit card this year, but they will be charged a fee to do so.
A "convenience fee" of 2.5 percent will be added to bills paid by credit card, County Treasurer Todd Hershey said.
The fee is imposed by the county's credit card processing service, Govolution, and does not go to the county, Hershey said.
"The county makes no additional money when people pay their property taxes by credit card," Hershey said.
A processing service is necessary for the county to accept credit cards, said Darryl Brown, accounting supervisor for the county's budget and finance office.