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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that it is extending the REAL ID full enforcement by 19-months from October 1, 2021 to May 3, 2023 due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. See Department of Homeland Security Press Release here.
In order to ensure Class E driver license customers, who have not operated a vehicle for one year or more, remain knowledgeable of vehicle driving laws, effective February 15, 2021, these customers will be required to complete and pass the Class E knowledge exam to obtain a Class
E driver license.
Customers who have allowed their Class E driver license to expire for one year or more, whether due to a license sanction or downgrading to an identification card, will be required to complete the Class E knowledge exam and vision exam prior to obtaining an original Class E driver license.
Customers who have completed the Class E knowledge exam that has not been applied to an issuance within one year of the exam date, are not valid for issuance and will require retesting. Examples of when a customer will be required to re-test for their original Class E driver license
- Customer downgraded from a Class E to an ID card due to a license sanction and the driver license on record has been expired for one year or more.
- Customer’s Florida Class E expired, and the customer did not apply to renew the Florida driver license within the one-year delinquent renewal period.
- Customer is applying for an original Florida Class E license and their out-of-state driver license has been expired for one year or more.
- Customer completed their Class E knowledge exam and did not obtain their Class E driver license within one year of the exam pass date.
Our Downtown office was included in the Art in Public Places project. This program was established in 1979 by the Florida Legislature. Public Art refers to artwork that is located in the public’s space such as in the lobby or outside a state, local government or private facility. Public art is either purchased for the space or an artist will be commissioned to create a specific piece of artwork to reflect distinctive qualities of the space, its function, natural surroundings, architectural environment, or neighborhood identity. Beth Ravitz is the artist selected by the committee to create our display and we provided her with recycled license plates to create our project. It took her months to complete and an entire day to install it.
We think she knocked it out of the park!! It’s even prettier in person.
Our offices will be closed on December 24th and 25th. Please visit our website for online services at AlachuaCollector.com.
We wish you a safe and happy holiday!
Our offices will be closed to the public on Thursday and Friday, November 26th and 27th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Online services are available for tax payments and vehicle registration renewal at: https://alachua.county-taxes.com/public. To schedule an appointment for an office visit during our normal business hours click HERE.
We wish you a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving Holiday!
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.
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.
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!
Alachua County Tax Collector
12 SE 1st Street
County Administration Building
Gainesville, FL, 32601