Pinellas County Tax Collector Receives State Award for Excellence

TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Pinellas County Tax Collector’s Office is being recognized for financial accuracy, down to the penny. The Florida Tax Collectors Association has awarded Pinellas County Tax Collector Charles W. Thomas the Legacy Award for Financial Operations, one of the association’s most significant honors.

Image of Pinellas County Tax Collector Employees with Legacy Award

“I am proud to lead an award-winning team dedicated to the highest standards of customer-focused excellence,” said Thomas. “Our Budget and Finance Department is a stellar team, and I am honored to share this achievement with them.”

Thomas was selected by a five-person judging panel made up of government financial executives from throughout Florida. The criteria for the Legacy Award include a clean, error-free annual audit report as well as evidence of technological innovations, customer focus, and budgeting skills.

This is the seventh consecutive year the Pinellas County Tax Collector’s Office won the Legacy Award. The office also has received the 2013 Governor’s Sterling Award and the 2016 Governor’s Sterling Sustained Excellence Award for performance excellence.

For more information about the Legacy Award, contact Tim Qualls, FTCA Executive Director, at (850) 222-7206 or

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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. For more information, visit