March 17, 2020 – Concealed Weapon Permit Applications Cancelled Until Further Notice
Effective immediately and until further notice, our office will not be processing any Concealed Weapon Permit Applications. As of this moment, the Jacksonville regional office of the Florida Department of Agriculture remains open to assist with new applications and renewals. We appreciate your understanding as we continue to modify our services to make the safety of our customers and staff a top priority.
March 16, 2020 – Road Tests Cancelled Until Further Notice
Effective Monday, March 16th, 2020, and until further notice, the Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles has suspended driving road tests. For the protection of our citizens and our staff, the Alachua County Tax Collector’s office is also suspending all driving road tests until further notice. Pre-scheduled appointments are effectively cancelled and future exam appointments are unavailable until further notice. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we do our part of social distancing to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19.
March 16, 2020 – Emergency Order Executed by the Florida Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV)
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. This Order 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. In addition, delinquent fees will be waived during the extension period for these driver licenses and identification cards. FLHSMV recommends 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.
March 13, 2020 – For Your Safety, We Encourage You to Utilize Our Online Services
As the COVID-19 situation evolves, we encourage you to take advantage of our online services at www.AlachuaCollector.com and avoid visiting our offices. Your health and the health of our staff is very important to us. Please know if you must visit us in person, we are taking extra precautions by increasing the frequency and care with which offices & equipment are cleaned. Additionally, we are asking our employees to stay home if they are sick and use our paid time off options.
Our offices will be closed on Monday, February 17th for In-Service Training. We will reopen on Tuesday, February 18th during our normal business hours from 8:30am to 4:30pm.
Each year our team meets for a day of learning and team building. The title for this year’s In-Service Training is “2020 Vision, Seeing the Big Picture” and focuses on the organization’s mission to “Serve the Public with Integrity, Innovation, Fiscal Responsibility and RESPECT”. We will review our strategic plan, reflect back on the past year and our forward vision to better serve our community.