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Heavy Truck Registration Update

Heavy Truck Registration Periods are Changing.

The registration renewal period of heavy trucks weighing between 5,001 pounds and 7,999 pounds is changing from December to the primary registrant’s birth date, unless the owner is a business. If your Heavy Truck registration expires Dec. 2020 you will have the option to extend the renewal to your birth month in 2021 or an additional year to your birth month in 2022. If your date of birth falls within January and June you can pay a prorated amount to renew your registrations in December 2020 for 1 to 18 months. Likewise, customers whose date of birth falls within July and December would pay a prorated amount in December 2020 for 7-24 months. For more information visit the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles website.

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United Way of North Central Florida awards Alachua County Tax Collector’s office.

This year the United Way of North Central Florida awarded the Alachua County Tax Collector’s office with their highest honor…the GAV Award!!!  “GAV” stands for “Give, Advocate and Volunteer”.  We are in company with UF Health, Nationwide and Enterprise Holdings.  That’s huge!  We thank our staff for their consistent support throughout the years.  Last year we also achieved 100% participation with payroll deduction contributions. Contributions have never been needed more.  The COVID-19 pandemic has stretched available resources with more people needing assistance, while donations have taken a hit at the same time.

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John Power swearing in as the new President of the Florida Tax Collector's Association

John Power, Installed as President of the Florida Tax Collector’s Association.

As of 9/01/2020 we are pleased to announce that John Power was installed as the President of the Florida Tax Collectors Association, the statewide association representing 67 tax collectors throughout the state of Florida. He previously served as Vice President and the Secretary of Education. Alachua County Clerk of the Court, Jess Irby, performed the swearing-in ceremony for Mr. Power and the other officers of the board.

We celebrate this honorable appointment and are proud of his leadership!

All Tax Collector Locations Closed on July 3rd, 2020

All office will be closed on Friday, July 3rd, 2020 in observance of Independence Day. Please continue to use our mail and online services for registration/tag renewals and property payments. Currently all services requiring an office visit are by appointment only. Click here to schedule an appointment.

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Advisory 11: June 18th, 2020- Road Test Available by Appointment Only

Driving Skills Road Tests are now available by appointment only.  At this time we are not able to offer medical road tests, interpreted tests and other advanced driving skills tests.  Make an appointment HERE.

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Advisory 10: May 28th, 2020- Concealed Weapon Permit Applications Are Now Available

May 28th, 2020- Concealed Weapon Permit Applications are now available at our Downtown office, by appointment only. Please click here to schedule an appointment.

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Tax Collector New Building ITB

The Alachua County Tax Collector will be opening the Invitation To Bid packages, ITB #2020-02, on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at approximately 3:00 pm. The ITB will be opened at the Tax Collector’s Downtown location, 12 SE 1st ST., Gainesville, FL 32601.

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Advisory 9: March 26, 2020- U.S. Department of Homeland Security Extends REAL ID to October 1, 2021

March 26, 2020- U.S. Department of Homeland Security Extends REAL ID to October 1, 2021

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that it is extending the REAL ID Act of 2005 (P.L. 109-13) until October 1, 2021. DHS will accompany the announcement with a notice of the new deadline in the Federal Register in the coming days. 

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Advisory 8: March 26, 2020- Property Tax Payment Due Date Extended to April 15, 2020

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.

Emergency Order for COVID-19 Property Tax.pdf

Oder of Emergency Waiver # 20-52-DOR-001.pdf

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Advisory 7: March 19, 2020- Regional Offices for Concealed Weapon Permit Applications Closed

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.