Originally Posted by jconnell
The handling fee is intended to off-set the transaction fees charged by the credit card processing company. Whether it's online or over the phone, if you are paying with a credit/debit card, it will cost you the handling fee. Only way to avoid that fee is to mail in your registration/renewal with a check/money order (in which case, you only pay extra for the stamp).
Thank you. I misunderstood the fee. I appreciate the clarification. (Sorry for the long delay on this acknowledgement. I just don't read this forum enough.)