Latest updates with Tax Collector operations:
Many of our services are conveniently available online and at one of the kiosks located across the county. If you need to visit one of our offices please register to Save Your Spot in Line.
Remote Road Testing services are available to Hillsborough County residents ONLY at the Brandon, East Tampa, and Plant City offices. You MUST register in advance for a driving test. Click here for details.
According to recent guidance issued by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask. Therefore, the Hillsborough County Tax Collector’s Office will no longer require masks in our offices effective Monday, May 24, 2021. As is our standard practice in our Downtown and AAA locations, we will abide by the requirements of our partners at the County Administrator’s Office for the County Center and AAA for the AAA/Westshore building.
Available offices will open Monday thru Friday from 8 am – 5 pm, except on Wednesdays 9 am – 5 pm.
Many of our services are conveniently available online and at one of the kiosks located across the county. If you need to visit one of our offices please register to Save Your Spot in Line. 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
In accordance with CDC guidelines, customers will be asked a series of screening questions before entering our facilities. Those with a fever exceeding 100.4°F will not be allowed into the building.
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 September 30, 2020, commercial driver’s licenses and commercial driver instructional permits with expiration dates on or after March 16.
- Waives, through September 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.