08/14/15: Pinellas County Tax Collector announces fast-track concealed weapon license renewal service

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 14, 2015
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Brenna Haggar, Manager of Public Affairs
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Pinellas County Tax Collector announces fast-track concealed weapon license renewal service

Appointments now available at www.taxcollect.com/cwp or by calling 727-464-7777

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2015 – Beginning Tuesday, August 18th, residents will be able to fast-track the renewal of their Florida concealed weapon license at the Pinellas County Tax Collector’s main office at 315 Court Street in downtown Clearwater. There will be a $12 convenience fee in addition to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ renewal fee. The convenience fee includes a new ID photo, notary services, and electronic processing of renewal applications. The FDACS will still process and issue renewed concealed weapon licenses. This service simply provides a convenient, one-stop shop for residents.

Pinellas County Tax Collector Diane Nelson said, “I am pleased to have the ability to partner with the FDACS to offer Pinellas residents a fast, local, and convenient option for renewing their concealed weapon licenses. We are always looking for opportunities to make our residents’ lives easier.”

Due to the large number of renewals slated to come due in the next few years, select tax collector offices that already process new concealed weapon license applications are now being given the authority to accept and process concealed weapon license renewals packages and securely submit them to FDACS for final approval and permit issuance. There are currently more than 1.3 million concealed weapon permits in Florida. More than 177,000 new licenses were processed last fiscal year.

Fast track your concealed weapon license renewal by submitting it in person at the Pinellas County Tax Collector’s downtown Clearwater office. For more information or to schedule your appointment, please go to www.taxcollect.com/cwp or call 727-464-7777.

ABOUT THE PINELLAS COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR’S OFFICE: The Pinellas County Tax Collector’s Office is a constitutionally elected office responsible for collecting and distributing state and local taxes and for providing driver license and motor vehicle registration services to Pinellas County residents. The Office received the 2013 Governor¹s Sterling Award for performance excellence. For more information visit www.taxcollect.com/newsroom.

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