IMPORTANT:

The Downtown office will remain closed at this time. All other offices are now open by appointment only. Click here for all office updates. 

In accordance with city and county ordinances, customers are required to wear masks (face coverings) when doing business with our office. Click here for more information.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) HCTC Resource Center

Helpful Resources

Remote Road Test Procedures:

Road Test services are available by appointment only and the examiner will conduct the test from outside of the customer’s vehicle.

Communication with the tester will take place via a hands-free cellular device (Bluetooth or speakerphone) between the examiner and the tester. Customers taking the remote driving test must be accompanied by a licensed driver, 21 years or older, sitting in the passenger seat closest to the driver. No other passengers or pets are allowed in the vehicle during the test.

The examiner will have a whistle. Should they blow the whistle during the test, the tester will need to immediately come to a stop and wait for further instructions from the driver license examiner.

Road Testers will need to bring the following for their road test appointment:

  • A valid vehicle registration
  • Current Florida insurance
  • A licensed driver 21 years or older (not a driving school instructor)
  • A cell phone device (hands-free, Bluetooth or speakerphone or passenger may hold the phone)
  • Strongly encouraged to wear a mask

Driver License Road Tests are administered at the following locations:

  • Brandon – 3030 North Falkenburg Road, Tampa, Florida 33619
  • East Tampa – 2814 E. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa, FL 33610
  • Plant City – 1834 Jim Redman Parkway, Plant City 33563

You must provide a vehicle that is safe to drive and insured.

Motor Vehicle Registrations

Registration Renewals

Click here to renew your vehicle/vessel registration online.

Your registration renewal will be reflected in the state system. Please keep a copy of your receipt, as proof of renewal, until you receive your registration in the mail. Thank you for your understanding while we continue to do our best to serve you.

You can also renew your vehicle registration only at self-service kiosks located in select Publix stores.

Shoppes of Citrus Park Publix
7835 Gunn Highway, Tampa, 33626

Lake Brandon Plaza Publix
11255 Causeway Boulevard, Brandon, 33511

Publix at Waldon Woods
2202 James L. Redman Parkway, Plant City, 33563


Insurance Verification

If you need to verify insurance before renewing your registration, you can mail in your registration renewal with payment and a copy of proof of insurance to our office at:

Doug Belden, Tax Collector
PO Box 30009
Tampa, FL 33630

Please be sure to include your contact information so we can contact you with any issues.

Clear Toll Violations

To pay a toll invoice/violation, please contact the appropriate authority:

Central Florida Expressway Authority
www.cfxway.com 407.690.5200

Florida Department of Transportation (SunPass)
www.sunpass.com 888.824.8655

Miami-Dade Expressway Authority
www.paymdxtolls.com 855.277.0848

Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA/Selmon Crosstown)
www.paytheatolls.com 877.258.5205

Veterans Expressway & Suncoast Parkway
www.floridasturnpike.com 888.865.5352


Driver Licenses

I you are eligible, you can renew, replace or update your Florida driver license or ID card online by visiting FL DHSMV at gorenew.com.

If an in-person visit is required, you must schedule an appointment here.

DRIVER LICENSE & ID CARD EXTENSION
All Florida driver licenses and ID cards expiring between March 16 and May 31, 2020, have now been extended. A full list of driver license and ID extensions can be found here: flhsmv.gov/COVID-19


Titles

Requirements when applying for a registration and title.

You must have proof of ownership and proof of the required insurance coverage written or countersigned by a Florida agent. Then you must purchase or transfer your license plate. Be sure to record a lien if the vehicle is financed. Complete and sign the appropriate title application form: pay sales tax, title fees, and registrations.

Complete Form 82040 and mail it to:
Doug Belden, Tax Collector
2506 N. Falkenburg Rd.
Tampa, FL 33619

Please be sure to include your contact information so we can contact you with any issues.

Frequently asked questions about transfers:

How to transfer a tag to a new vehicle was just purchased?
Please mail in the following to our office to process your transaction:

  • Florida title accurately completed by seller(s) and buyer(s). Click here for an instructional video.
  • HSMV form 82040, found on hillstax.org
  • Tag # to be transferred, if any
  • Copy of Florida insurance card
  • Copy of applicant(s) valid S. driver license
  • Check or money order, please contact our office for fees as they will vary – (813) 635-5200.Mail to:
    Doug Belden, Tax Collector
    P.O. Box 30009
    Tampa, FL 33630

Please be sure to include your contact information so we can contact you with any issues.

How do I transfer my tag to another vehicle that is already in my name?

Please mail in the following to our office to process your tag transfer:

  • Tag # to be transferred
  • Vin # of the vehicle it is being transferred to
  • Copy of Florida insurance card
  • Copy of owner’s valid S. driver license
  • Check or money order, please contact our office for fees as they will vary – (813) 635-5200.Mail to:
    Doug Belden, Tax Collector
    P.O. Box 30009
    Tampa, FL 33630

Please be sure to include your contact information so we can contact you with any issues.

How do I get another title if mine was stolen or lost?
If there are no existing liens, the titled owners may submit the request by mail by sending the following:

  • Completed HSMV form 82101, available on hillstax.org
  • Copy of applicant(s) valid US driver license
  • Check or money order for $85.75

You may send the above to:
Doug Belden, Tax Collector
PO Box 30009
Tampa, FL 33630

Please be sure to include your contact information with your paperwork so we can contact you with any issues.


Real Estate and Tangible Personal Property Taxes

The deadline for property tax payments has been extended to April 15, 2020.
Taxes become delinquent on April 16th at which time a 3% penalty will be charged on real estate property taxes and a 1.5% interest and warrant fees on tangible personal property taxes.

You can pay property taxes online. You can use the Echeck option, it’s free. Payments can also be paid by credit card, by mail, or placed in one of our drop boxes.

Mailing address:
Doug Belden, Tax Collector
P.O. Box 30012
Tampa, Florida 33630-3012

Please be sure to include your contact information so we can contact you with any issues.

PROPERTY TAXES DEADLINE EXTENSION
The deadline for property tax payments has been extended to April 15, 2020. Taxes become delinquent on April 16th at which time a 3% penalty will be charged on real estate property taxes and 1.5% interest and warrant fees on tangible personal property taxes.


Disabled Parking Permits

Mail completed Form 83039 to:
Doug Belden, Tax Collector
P.O. Box 30009
Tampa, FL 33630-3009

Please be sure to include your contact information so we can contact you with any issues.