Pinellas County Tax Collector Receives Tenth Consecutive Legacy Award

PINELLAS COUNTY, FL – Pinellas County Tax Collector Charles W. Thomas and his finance team recently received their tenth consecutive Legacy Award from the Florida Tax Collector’s Association. The Legacy Award is one of the most prestigious honors awarded to local tax collectors.

Each year, a five-person panel of Floridian government financial executives meets to review the processes of different Florida tax collector offices. The criteria for winning the Legacy Award each year include a clean, error-free annual audit report combined with an organizational focus on innovative technology, customer focus, and keen budgeting skills.

Pinellas County Tax Collector, Charles W. Thomas (center), pictured with his Budget and Finance Team and their ten legacy awards.

“It is a great privilege for us as an organization to win our tenth Legacy Award this year,” said Pinellas County Tax Collector, Charles W. Thomas. “Winning this award ten years in a row is truly a testament to the hard work of our Budget & Finance team. I am very excited that their dedication to accuracy and excellence does not go unnoticed. They truly deserve this honor.”

In addition to ten consecutive years of recognition via the Legacy Award, the Pinellas County Tax Collector’s office has also won multiple Governor’s Sterling Awards. Find more info about their organization and its operations at or on their social media accounts – Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram – @PinellasTC.


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