Hurricane Irma Update: All Tax Collector Offices, Call Center Open Monday
Agency recommends time-saving online services
CLEARWATER, FL — All Pinellas County Tax Collector offices are back open for business on Monday, September 18 following Hurricane Irma. Most offices reopened on Friday, September 15, but power outages delayed its Call Center and North County office in Clearwater. All offices will be open during normal business hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tax Collector offices were closed for a week due to Hurricane Irma. As a result, offices will likely remain busier than usual for the rest of the month. To avoid long wait times, go online. Many Tax Collector services are available at taxcollect.com. You may be able to avoid an office visit altogether. Online services include:
- Driver license renewals and address changes (if already REAL ID compliant)
- Registration renewals
- Tourist Development Tax payments (due September 20)
- Property Tax installment payments (due September 30)
The Tax Collector’s Office is waiving certain fees for residents impacted by Hurricane Irma. For example, if your driver license or tag expired while offices were closed (September 8 to 14), you will not have to pay 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.
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.