Appointments required for service. Services by Appointment include Driver License, ID Cards, Driving Skills Road Tests, Vehicle and Vessel Titles, Vehicle Tag/Registrations, and Concealed Weapon Permits. We encourage you to renew your auto tag and make property tax payments ONLINE or BY MAIL to minimize the number of customers in our lobbies. For questions please call (352) 374-5236.

Effective June 18, 2020- PHASE 2 Reopening

As of June 18th, 2020 we are now accepting appointments for Driving Skills Road Tests. We encourage you to continue using our ONLINE and MAIL services for vehicle registrations and property tax payments. Medical Road Tests, Interpreted Tests and other Advanced Driving Skills Tests are NOT available at this time.

Effective May 11, 2020- PHASE 1 Reopening

Welcome back to our awesome customers! Our offices are set up and ready to serve you safely!  Our first day back couldn’t have gone any better, serving over 600 customers. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we work through these changes together. We will continue serving by appointment only until further notice.

May 11, 2020- Offices Reopen by Appointment ONLY

The Following Safety Precaustions are Required until Further Notice:

  • Customers will be served by appointment only. Please don’t arrive more than 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time.
  • Our staff and customers are required to wear face coverings per the Alachua County Emergency Order (May 4, 2020).
  • CDC Health Screening questions will be asked of every person coming into the building.
  • Body temperature will be taken prior to entrance and must be under 100.0 to be permitted inside.
  • Service will be limited to the person with the appointment due to social distancing requirements. Extra guests will not be allowed to enter the building.

For details about Phase I of the Step by Step Recovery Order for Alachua County, click the link below:

FIRST AMENDMENT TO EMERGENCY ORDER NO. 2020-21 PHASE ONE STEP BY STEP RECOVERY ORDER ALACHUA COUNTY, FLORIDA

Common Questions and Answers

With our lobbies closed to the public, our staff is working diligently to assist our customers with mail transactions. Please understand we are operating with a reduced staff level in order to comply with CDC guidelines and keep everyone safe. We appreciate your patience and understanding. Below is a list of common questions:

When I drop off my paperwork, how soon will it be processed?

We check our drop boxes every hour throughout the day. Your transaction will be processed within 1-2 business days.

How long will it take to recieve my paperwork back in the mail?

Allow 7-10 days for processing and regular mail. If you need it sooner, please include a Pre-Paid Express envelope with your drop off. Unfortunately you will not be able to pick up your paperwork from our office.

How do I renew my driver license?

While our lobbies are closed you may go online to the state website at www.GoRenew.com.

Is there an extention on vehilce registrations?

No. Your vehicle registration still expires at midnight on your birthday. The Governor has not issued an order to extend them. Please allow enough time to process your renewal by mail or online.

Attention Florida Drivers

f your driver license expiration falls between March 16 and May 31, it has been extended. Check http://FLHSMV.gov/COVID-19 for specific info.
If your driver license expiration falls between March 16 and May 31, it has been extended. Check FLHSMV.gov/COVID-19 for specific info. Still need to renew your DL? Use GoRenew.com
  • Driver License or ID Cards expiring May 1 – May 31 extended 30 days
  • Driver License or ID Cards expired April 16 – April 30 extended 30 days
  • Driver License or ID Cards expired March 16 – April 15 extended 60 days

COVID-19 Office Advisories

Office Advisory 10

March 28, 2020- Concealed Weapon Permit Applications are now available by Appointment at our Downtown Location

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

Office Advisory 9

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.

Office Advisory 8

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

Office Advisory 7

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.

Office Advisory 6

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.

Office Advisory 5

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.

Office Advisory 4

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.

Office Advisory 3

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.

Office Advisory 2

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.

Office Advisory 1

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.