July 2, 2016

Mostly clear

Treasurer: Website simplifies second half tax payment due Friday

Friday is the due date for payment of second half taxes.

Medina County Treasurer John Burke has introduced his new automated website, www.medinacountytreasurer.com, in time to make paying taxes on deadline easier.

Payments can always be made in person at the treasurer’s office, 144 N. Broadway St., Medina, but residents now have a second and possibly more convenient option. By using e-check or an electronic check, the payment is directly withdrawn from a resident’s bank account. There is a $1.50 fee paid to the vendor for using this option.

Residents can also pay taxes using a PayPal account or credit card. Fees are charged by the vendor for these options.

“We were able to negotiate a lower credit card fee of 2.25 percent with our new vendor,” Burke said. “The previous fee was 3 percent. These fees are charged by the vendor and the county does not receive any of the fees charged.”

Drop boxes are located outside the treasurer’s office, outside Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd., and outside Wadsworth Municipal Building, 120 Maple St.

The treasurer’s office will remain open until 6 p.m. Friday for direct in-office payments, and tax payments must be postmarked by the due date to avoid penalties. Residents may call (330) 725-9748 for further information.

Contact reporter Dan Pompili at (330) 721-4012 or dpompili@medina-gazette.com.