March 26, 2020- Property Tax Payment Due Date Extended to April 15, 2020
Tallahassee, Fla. – On Monday, March 16, 2020, Governor Ron DeSantis directed the Department of Revenue (Department) to provide flexibility on tax due dates to assist those adversely affected by COVID-19. Today, Department of Revenue Executive Director Jim Zingale issued an emergency order to extend the final due date for property tax payments for the 2019 tax year. The Department also extended the due date to file railroad, railroad terminal, private car and freight line and equipment company property tax returns.
Order of Emergency Waiver/Deviation #20-52-DOR-01 applies to all 67 Florida counties. Property tax is normally due by March 31 in the year following the year the taxes are assessed. The Department waives the due date so that payments remitted by April 15, 2020, for the 2019 tax year will be considered timely paid. Property tax returns for railroad, railroad terminal, private car and freight line and equipment company property are normally due by April 1. Returns will be timely filed if filed by April 15, 2020.
March 19, 2020- Regional Offices for Concealed Weapon Permit Applications Closed
To minimize exposure to COVID-19 and help protect visitors and employees, the Governor has recommended that all Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services offices be closed to the public beginning Thursday, March 19th, until Sunday, April 19th.
March 19, 2020 – Alachua County Tax Collector Lobby Locations Closed
Effective Thursday, March 19, 2020 all Alachua County Tax Collector Office lobby locations will be Closed to the Public until further notice. While office locations will be closed to the public, customers can continue to process transactions online at AlachuaCollector.com, by phone at 352-374-5236 or through the mail.
March 17, 2020 – High Springs Tag Office Closed
The High Springs Tag Agency will be closed from March 18th through April 5th. You can still renew your vehicle tag via mail or online at www.AlachuaCollector.com.
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.