For the health and safety of our customers and our employees, ALL TAX COLLECTORS OFFICES ARE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Click here for more information.
Latest updates with Tax Collector operations:
The well-being of our customers and employees is of the utmost importance. In recent weeks the Hillsborough County Tax Collector’s office has elevated safety precautions to assure they maintain a safe work environment throughout the rapidly changing COVID-19 pandemic.
In an abundance of caution, our Processing Operations center which handles our mail operations along with main call center has been closed until further notice.
We are still accepting online and mail transactions, however, you will experience delays in receiving services. We are also taking calls and email correspondence at this time with limited staffing. Thank you for understanding while we continue to do our best to serve you.
See below for the current updates about Tax Collector operations.
Hillsborough County Tax Collector Operations
Effective 5PM on March 19th, all Tax Collector offices are CLOSED until further notice.
Despite the branch closings, Tax Collector back‐office personnel, which includes those answering telephones and processing mail and online transactions, will still be working. Updates will be posted here as well as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
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 EXTENDING the property tax deadline. The Executive Order Number 20-52, allows for an extension on property taxes, delaying the deadline from March 31st to April 15th. On April 16th, the 3% penalty on delinquent real estate taxes and the 1.5% interest and warrant fee on tangible personal property should be charged. See payment options for property taxes here.
Online services are still available at this time. 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.
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 all driver licenses and identification cards that will expire between March 16, 2020, and April 15, 2020, for 30 days.
- 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.