[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of North Haledon 2-19-1992 by Ord. No. 3-1992 (Ch. 23 of the 1990 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter may be known as the "Returned Check Ordinance."
[Amended 7-16-2008 by Ord. No. 5-2008]
Whenever a check payable to any account of the Borough of North Haledon is returned for insufficient funds, a service charge, in an amount equal to the municipality's bank's current charge for checks returned for insufficient funds per transaction, shall be added to the account. The service charge shall be paid and credited before any other payment on the account is accepted and credited.
Unpaid service charges shall become delinquent and, when applicable, a lien against property, to be enforced in the same manner as other liens.
Any person whose returned checks become chronic, as determined by the Chief Financial Officer, may thereafter be required to pay in cash or by certified check or cashier's check.