North Carolina denizens have been allowed to pay monetary penalties and related court costs using a credit or debit card, in a move to make the life hassle free.

The North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts said that the credit card payment system offers immediate benefits to citizens, as well as to court officials and employees, as reported by The Associate Press.

The new system will enable faster register close-out procedures for clerks with less time spent counting cash drawers, and give state residents a more convenience payment option.

Implemented in all North Carolina’s 100 counties from May, the new system has already processed 24,000 transactions across the state collecting $4m in payments.

In order to use this payment system, credit/debit card payments must be $1,000 or less, and can be applied to criminal, civil and other fees.

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