Hurricane Irma Update: Tax Collector Offices Closed Thursday
Certain Fees may be Waived for Impacted Residents
WHAT: All Pinellas County Tax Collector offices will remain closed on Thursday, September 14 due to the impact of Hurricane Irma. Updates will be provided regarding re-opening information.
IMPACT ON RESIDENTS: Offices have been closed since Thursday, September 7. We anticipate offices will be busier than usual when they reopen. Certain fees may be waived for residents impacted by the storm. For example, if your driver license or tag expired during the Hurricane Irma closure, the Tax Collector’s Office will not charge a delinquent fee. Also, people who lost their driver license, ID card, motor vehicle title, or registration due to the storm will not have to pay service fees for replacements.
The Tax Collector’s Office provides driver license and identification card services, as well as titles and registrations for automobiles, trucks, mobile homes, and vessels. The office also collects and distributes a variety of local taxes including property tax, tangible personal property tax, and tourist development tax.
As part of Governor Rick Scott’s Executive Order Number 17-235:
• Residents of counties affected by Hurricane Irma may not be charged a delinquent fee for late renewal of driver licenses or registrations that resulted from office closures in these affected counties. Delinquent fees for renewal of driver licenses or registrations may also be waived for customers adversely affected by severe weather in counties where office closures do not take place.
• Fees for replacement driver licenses and identification cards may be waived for any customer adversely affected by this severe weather in a way that caused the customer to lose their driver license or identification card. In these cases, offices may waive the $6.25 service fee.
• Fees for duplicate title certificates and duplicate registrations may be waived for any customer adversely affected by this severe weather in a way that caused the customer to lose their title or registration.
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.