Downtown Gainesville Location Closed 10/19/2017

Our Downtown location is closed today, October 19th. Out of concern for the safety of our customers and staff, this location will remain closed today. We have two other locations open to serve you: Northwest: 5801 NW 34th Blvd and Southwest: 3837 Windmeadows Blvd (Butler Plaza) Phone (352) 374-5236.

If you have an appointment for services (other than Concealed Weapons Permit Applications) booked at our Downtown Location today, it will be honored at either of our other locations.

Thank you.

Strike Out Hunger

The Alachua County Tax Collector’s Office is participating in the Strike Out Hunger, community-wide food drive event. We have donation boxes setup at each location and are accepting donations of canned and non-perishable food items from now until the end of October. The beneficiaries of the food items will be citizen’s of Alachua County and nonprofit food banks and pantries. If you need additional information on the Strike Out Hunger Week, please contact The Long Foundation or the MLK Commission at (352) 371-4566.

 

License-Free Freshwater and Saltwater Fishing for Florida Law Enforcement, First Responders, & Utility Workers

On September 22, 2017, Governor Rick Scott announced that he has expanded the license-free freshwater and saltwater fishing offer made to Florida’s law enforcement and first responders to include utility workers. At the Governor’s direction, utility workers will now be able to enjoy license-free freshwater and saltwater fishing beginning today through June 30, 2018. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will accept official utility workers’ identification in lieu of a Florida fishing license during this period. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is also offering free day-passes to Florida State Parks that can be used on an unlimited basis until October 2018 for all law enforcement officers, first responders and utility workers.

Governor Scott said, “Florida’s utility workers have worked around the clock to turn the lights back on in communities throughout our state and we are thankful for their relentless commitment and hard work. Since Hurricane Irma, utility workers have restored power to more than 6.7 million homes and businesses, helping Floridians get back on their feet and recover from this devastating storm. I am proud today to offer this license-free fishing opportunity to our utility workers as a thank you for their great work and commitment to getting Florida’s power back on.”

FWC Executive Director Nick Wiley said, “Florida’s utility workers have worked day and night to bring power back to our communities and we are proud to offer them the opportunity to enjoy Florida’s world class freshwater and saltwater fishing license-free.”

Tax Collector Open with Limited Staff Following Hurricane Irma

The Alachua County Tax Collector’s Office will be open regular business hours on September 13th – 15th following Hurricane Irma.  Due to power outages, school closures, and general transportation issues locally, the Tax Collector’s office will only have limited availability of staff during these days.  To save our customers time, we strongly encourage you to use our online services portal at www.alachuacollector.com.  If your needs require a visit to one of our branch offices, please consider making an appointment for the week of September 18th or later.  Our appointment system can be accessed at this link.

If you do visit one of our branch locations this week, please be prepared for longer than usual wait times.  We value your time, and we will do our best to serve you as quickly and efficiently as possible.

We hope all of you are safe and secure following the storm!

Tax Collector Closed for Hurricane Irma on Monday, September 11th and Tuesday, September 12th

The Alachua County Tax Collector will be closed on Monday, September 11th and Tuesday, September 12th due to Hurricane Irma.
The Tax Collector’s Office will work with any customers with appointments affected by office closures to re-schedule.

Thank you, and be safe!

Tax Collector’s Office Closed for Labor Day