1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. General Business
  4. Article 29-A: Unauthorized or Improper Use of Credit Cards and Debit Cards

Section 518 Credit card surcharge prohibited

General Business (GBS)

No seller in any sales transaction may impose a surcharge on a holder who elects to use a credit card in lieu of payment by cash, check, or similar means.

  Any seller who violates the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars or a term of imprisonment up to one year, or both.