Happy Thanksgiving

Offices Closed November 28th – 29th for Thanksgiving Holiday!

All of our offices will be closed on November 28th & 29th in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!

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Offices Closed on Monday, November 11th in Observance of Veterans Day.

Our offices will be closed on Monday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day. We will resume our normal business hours Tuesday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

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Limited Parking at Our Downtown Office 10/31 – 11/01

To our customers visiting our Downtown branch, please be aware parking will be very limited 10/31 and 11/1 due to the closure of SE 1st Ave and SE 1st St for The Fest 18 Music Festival.

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Tax Collector’s Office Wins Statewide Legacy Award for Financial Excellence for Four Consecutive Years!

For the fourth consecutive year, our office has earned the Legacy Award for Continued Excellence in Financial Operations. “Receiving the Legacy Award four years in a row is truly an honor and a testament to our dedicated staff”, states Tax Collector, John Power. “They work tirelessly to not only ensure accurate financial records, but to explore and implement new ways to automate processes and increase efficiency; all while saving taxpayer dollars and ensuring timely and accurate disbursements. I am extremely proud of them, they are deserving of this great award.”

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Offices Closed Monday, October 14th

Offices Closed on Monday, October 14th for In-service Training

All office locations will be closed on Monday October 14th, for in-service training. We will resume our normal business hours on Tuesday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

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Alachua County Local Business Tax to be Repealed on October, 1st 2019.

Important notice for business owners in the unincorporated area of Alachua County: The Alachua County Board of County Commissioners passed an ordinance to repeal the Alachua County local business tax beginning October 1, 2019. If you have a business within the city limits of Gainesville or another municipality, you will still need to purchase a business tax receipt from that municipality if required to do so. If you have questions, please contact our office at (352) 264-6968.

Happy Labor Day

Tax Collector’s Office Closed Monday, September 2nd for Labor Day.

All Alachua County tax Collector locations will be closed on Monday, September 2nd for Labor Day. We will resume our normal business ours on Tuesday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Put It Down! Focus on Driving

New Florida Law for Cell Phone Devices as of July 1st 2019.

Starting July 1, 2019, Florida motorists can be stopped and cited for texting and driving. The first violation for drivers is a non-moving offense with no points assessed to the driver’s record. The second violation is a moving violation with three points assessed to the driver’s record. In most circumstances, Florida Highway Patrol Troopers will issue warnings for texting and driving through December 31, 2019, to provide drivers with additional education of the new law. Exceptions would apply in extremely dangerous driving situations.

Starting October 1, 2019, wireless communications devices can only be used in a hands-free manner when driving in a designated school crossing, school zone, or active work zone area. Drivers will be issued warnings through December 31, 2019. Starting January 1, 2020, drivers will be cited for using any wireless communication devices in a handheld manner in a work zone or school zone.

4th of July

Office Closed on July 4th!

Our offices will be closed on the 4th of July. For a list of our Holiday Hours you may visit Our Office Calendar and Best Times to Visit.

Have a happy an safe Holiday!

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Thank a Teacher!

We appreciate the amazing work of the teachers in Alachua County and throughout Florida. When a Florida resident purchases or renews this Support Education specialty tag, $20 goes directly back to support schools, teachers and students in the county where the tag is registered.