FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 29, 2017
Manager of Public Affairs
727-464-3206 or 727- 902-9666
Announcing Concealed Weapon License Fee Reduction
CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, JUNE 29, 2017 – The Pinellas County Tax Collector’s office is pleased to announce that fees to apply for or renew a concealed weapon license will be reduced effective July 1, 2017.
Beginning July 1st, the first-time concealed weapon license application fee will be reduced to $119 from the current price of $124 and renewals will be reduced to $57 from the current price of $62. Both of these fees include the tax collector convenience fee, which provides fingerprinting services and an ID photo.
“Offering fast-track concealed weapon license application and renewal processing has been a great addition to our service portfolio,” said Charles W. Thomas, Pinellas County Tax Collector. “I have received extremely positive feedback from residents that have used this convenient option. It is my pleasure to announce that fees are being reduced for this popular service.”
Earlier this year, the Pinellas County Tax Collector announced the new renewal service where concealed weapon licenses renewals are now processed and issued the same day of the customer’s visit. First-time concealed weapon license applications are still processed and issued by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Concealed weapon licensing services are available at the Pinellas County Tax Collector’s courthouse office, at 315 Court Street, 3rd Floor, in downtown Clearwater.
Appointments for concealed weapon license applications and renewals may be made at www.taxcollect.com/cwp or by calling 727-464-7777. For additional information on obtaining or renewing a concealed weapon license, visit www.taxcollect.com/cwp.
ABOUT THE PINELLAS COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR’S OFFICE: The Pinellas County Tax Collector’s Office is a constitutionally elected office. Responsibilities include collecting and distributing state and local taxes and providing driver license and motor vehicle registration services to Pinellas County residents. The Office received the 2013 Governor’s Sterling Award and the 2016 Governor’s Sterling Sustained Excellence Award for performance excellence. For more information visit www.taxcollect.com/news.