471.381 CITY, TOWN, AND COUNTY OBLIGATIONS AND PAYMENTS.
Subdivision 1. Payment methods.
Payments of claims and obligations of a statutory or
home rule charter city, town, or county may be made by warrant, check, or all forms of electronic
or wire funds transfer. If the city, town, or county may make investments, it may make electronic
or wire transfers of funds notwithstanding any other law to the contrary.
Subd. 2. Authority to accept payment by credit card or other methods.
A statutory or
home rule charter city, town, or a county may accept payment by use of a credit card, debit
card, or all forms of electronic or wire funds transfer. Subject to any other law to the contrary,
the city, town, or county may add to the amount due a service charge for the acceptance of a
payment method authorized in this subdivision. The city, town, or county shall adopt policies and
procedures regarding the payments. The payment of property taxes by credit card is subject to
Subd. 3. Electronic approval.
"Electronic approval" means any electronic identifier intended
by the person making, executing, or adopting it to authenticate and validate a city, town, or county
administrative action. Notwithstanding any other general or special law to the contrary, a statutory
or home rule charter city, a town, or a county may use electronic approvals, which have the same
validity and consequences as an actual signature. The city, town, or county must establish policies
and procedures to ensure the validity of electronic approvals.
History: 2001 c 13 s 2; 2004 c 152 s 1