Latest updates with Tax Collector operations:
All HCTC offices EXCEPT AAA and Downtown are now open BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
Remote Road Testing will begin BY APPOINTMENT ONLY at the Brandon, East Tampa, and Plant City offices starting Monday, June 1. Click here for details.
The Downtown and AAA offices will remain closed until further notice.
Available offices will open Monday thru Friday from 8 am – 5 pm, except on Wednesdays 9 am -5 pm.
Services will be available by appointment only; customers are recommended to conduct business online or by mail when possible. Services provided are:
- Driver’s licenses and ID cards services
- Commercial driver’s licenses – CDL
- Written driving tests
- Vehicle, vessel and mobile home tag and title
- Property tax payments
- Disabled parking permits
- Hunting and fishing licenses
- Birth Certificates
- Concealed Weapon services – North Tampa office ONLY
Click here to schedule an appointment.
Please note: If no appointments are available through the online system, all appointments are taken. Please check back often for changes or potential cancellations.
Click here to see an instruction video on how to schedule an appointment.
In accordance with CDC guidelines, customers will be asked a series of screening questions and will have their temperature taken before the appointment. Those with a fever exceeding 100.4°F will not be allowed into the building. Customers are strongly encouraged to wear face masks.
See below other important updates.
Hillsborough County Tax Collector Operations
Real Estate and Tangible Personal Property Tax deadlines:
Interest and fees are governed by Florida law and cannot be changed except by an Executive Order issued by the Governor. On March 26, 2020, Governor DeSantis signed an executive order in which the deadline for real estate and tangible personal property tax payments was extended to April 15, 2020. Taxes became delinquent on April 16th at which time penalties, interest and fees were charged. If the 2019 property taxes are not paid in full, a tax certificate will be sold for the delinquent taxes. Tax certificates will be sold on all unpaid items on May 30, 2020. See payment options for property taxes here.
We encourage our customers to take advantage of online services. Many transactions can be completed online, and we have a variety of payment options for your convenience. Online customers can take advantage of the free e‐Check online payment option or mailing in your payments to avoid additional convenience fees. Regretfully, conveniences fees are regulated by a third‐party vendor and they are not waiving these fees. In addition, credit card companies and banks are not providing any relief.
Click here to see all online services.
Many transactions can also be completed by mail, including title transfers, registering a new vehicle or vessel, and more. Click here to get further instructions.
From the Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles
- Driver License Extension
At the direction of Governor Ron DeSantis, and in response to the current health emergency we are facing as we battle the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Executive Director Terry L. Rhodes has executed an Emergency Order. The Emergency Order extends all Florida driver licenses (including Florida Commercial Driver Licenses) and identification cards that will expire in the next 30 days. All Florida driver licenses and identification cards set to expire in the next 30 days will be granted a 30-day extension beyond their current expiration date.
The Executive Order, accessible here, authorizes the following:
- Extends the effective period of driver licenses and identification cards with expiration dates on or after March 16, 2020, through April 15, 2020, for 60 days.
- Extends the effective period of driver licenses and identification cards with expiration dates on or after April 16, 2020, through May 31, 2020, for 30 days.
- Extends through June 30, commercial driver’s licenses and commercial driver instructional permits with expiration dates on or after March 16.
- Waives, through June 30, 2020, medical examiner certificate for those CDL drivers who have proof of a valid medical certificate issued for a period of 90 days or longer that expired on or after March 1, 2020. Note this does not include original CDL issuances.
- Waives the delinquent renewal fees during the extension period for these driver licenses and identification cards.
The Department is suggesting that Floridians traveling out of the state print the Executive Order and carry it with their driver license. A copy of this Emergency Order is available on the Department’s website.
REAL ID Compliance Extended
As directed by President Donald Trump, the Department of Homeland Security has extended the REAL ID enforcement deadline to October 1, 2021.
While Florida continues to be a nationwide leader in REAL ID compliance, this extension will allow us to continue to protect the health of our employees and security of Floridians.