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Advisory 3: March 16, 2020 – Road Tests Cancelled Until Further Notice

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.

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Advisory 2: March 16, 2020 – Emergency Order Executed by the Florida Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV)

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.

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Advisory 1: March 13, 2020 – For Your Safety, We Encourage You to Utilize Our Online Services

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.

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Tax Collector’s Office Closed February 17th for In-Service Training

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.

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Tax Collector Office Closed December 24th-25th and January 1st.

The Alachua County Tax Collectors office will be closed on December 24th – 25th and January 1st. December is one of our busiest times of the year. Feel free to take advantage of our online payment options. Visit our homepage www.AlachuaCollector.com for details.

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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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