[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of Montgomery Borough as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 3-13-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-3]
The Borough and the Borough Tax Collector are hereby authorized to impose a service fee for any and all checks returned by the financial institution or entity on which it is drawn due to insufficient or uncollectible funds, the account being closed or any other circumstance resulting the check not being honored by the financial institution or entity. The service fee shall be $30, unless the Borough or the Borough Tax Collector is charged a greater amount by their respective financial institutions, in which case the fee shall be the amount charged by the financial institution.
The service fee shall be charged for any returned checks submitted for payment of any fee or obligation to any Borough office or in relation to any tax paid to the Borough Tax Collector.
The drawer of the returned check shall be responsible to pay the service fee upon notification from the Borough or the Borough Tax Collector. Failure to pay the service fee, upon notice to do so and upon being found liable in a civil enforcement proceeding, shall result in a civil penalty of $50, plus court costs and reasonable attorneys' fees incurred by the Borough in the enforcement proceeding, all in addition to the service fee found owing.