You will soon be able to make payment to the Grimes county Clerk’s office with your credit card. At Wednesday’s meeting of Commissioner’s Court, County Clerk Vanessa Burzynski presented a contract for approval that allows them to accept credit card payments.
Commissioner Barbara Walker pointed out how much of a help this will end up being for citizens.
“This will be a really good convenience for people that come in. I have even come in your office and been told ‘you have to have cash!'” said Walker laughing.
Burzynski also points out with their new system, you won’t even need to leave your couch to get the documents you need.
“We can also accept requests through e-mail or over the phone now and process them without [citizens] having to come in our office,” said Burzynski.
Some might be hesitant to give credit card information to anyone, as County Judge Joe Fauth mentioned. But, Burzynski says, your information should be well protected from any cyber invasions.
“I will ask one of the obvious questions: is our security going to be okay…where we don’t have to worry about it?” asked Fauth.
“I know [IT director Gregg Cannon] has a good system in place, so I am not really that concerned about it,” Burzynski said.
The commissioners debated the specific language in the contract for a bit. Ultimately, they approved the contract for credit card payment on the contingency that language in the contract be changed.
The office will begin receiving credit card payments soon, but no set date has been established yet.