Rudd had previously announced on July 19 that his office was taking credit cards over the counter for payment of fines and costs. Working in collaboration with the credit card processing company MSB, Rudd is the first Clerk of Court to accept online and over-the-counter credit card payments in the Clermont County court system. MSB does charge the customer a convenience fee for the use of its credit card processing system.
Online payments may be made at clermontclerk.org. The convenience fees are: 2.19% Credit Card and 1.79% Debit Card.
Rudd said he was both excited and pleased to offer credit card services for the citizens’ convenience at no cost to the county. Rudd also stated that he was extremely pleased that MSB and equivant, his case management vendor, were able to get online payments up and running only three weeks after the start of taking credit cards over the counter.