The fees for paying a court-ordered fine or forfeiture in Eau Claire County by credit card are now a little less.
Starting November first, the fee for paying by phone is 4.75 %, and paying online will cost you 3.5 %.
The old fee was 7% of the amount of your fine or forfeiture.
Keep in mind, the amount of the fine doesn't change, and credit card payments aren't even accepted at the courthouse.
"The company we contract with...I think they have some competition," said Clerk of Courts Diana Miller. "So we're the beneficiaries because we're getting lower fees."
County leaders say there are plenty of people who have outstanding fines and forfeitures; a true reflection of our economic climate.
You can make a payment at 888-561-7888.
The address to the payment website is www.governmentpayment.com