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About the Tax Collector's Office The county office of the
Tax Collector was established in the 1885 state constitution. It was thought that
local taxes could best be collected by a local official, who would be more responsive
to the needs of the community that elected him or her. The Tax Collector serves
a four year term and is elected at the same time as the President of the United
The Tax Collector is responsible for the collection of ad valorem taxes and other
taxes set at the local level, including those by special levying districts, state
agencies, and county commissions. The Tax Collector also acts as an agent of several
state departments, including the Department of Revenue, the Department of Highway
Safety and Motor Vehicles, and the Fresh Water Fish Commision.
For the Department of Revenue, the Tax Collector bills and collects real and personal
property taxes. The amount of the tax is based on the assessed value of the property
and the millage rate, which is set by various taxing authorities. As an agent of
the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, the Tax Collector issues state
motor vehicle licenses and processes applications for titles on automobiles, trucks,
mobile homes, and boats. The Tax Collector also sells Hunting and Fishing licenses
for the State.
In most counties, the Tax Collector is a fee office and the office budget is approved
by the Department
of Revenue . The office operates on the fees imposed for services rendered
and any excess monies are remitted to the Board of County Commissioners at the end
of September every year.
Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your
e-mail address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic
mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.