Pinellas County Tax Collector to Reopen Largo Office
PINELLAS COUNTY, FL – One of the Pinellas County Tax Collector’s Office locations, which has been closed for more than a month due to the coronavirus pandemic, will start processing limited in-person transactions again beginning Thursday, May 7. This is the first step in a multi-phase process.
The Mid County branch located at 13025 Starkey Road in Largo will open at 8 a.m. Thursday and will serve just Pinellas County residents by appointment only until 4:30 p.m. each day. Initially, customers whose appointments were canceled due to the pandemic will be given first priority.
Protective barriers are being installed at each workstation and other precautionary measures will be put in place. The lobby will be open to a limited number of customers and the 6 ft social distancing guideline will be adhered to. Prior to entering the facility, customers will be asked a series of health questions and anyone experiencing a fever will not be permitted to enter. Only the customer doing business with the Tax Collector’s Office will be permitted in the building. Additionally, customers are being encouraged to wear a face mask when visiting the office.
In-person services are limited to the following:
- Driver’s licenses and state ID cards for U.S. citizens, permanent residents, immigrant and nonimmigrant VISA holders.
- Commercial driver’s licenses (excluding hazmat endorsement).
- Written tests
- Vehicle, vessel and mobile home title services
Vehicle, vessel, and mobile home registration renewals, property tax payments, and disabled parking placard applications must be processed in the following manner:
- Registrations can be renewed online, by phone, through the mail, or placed in a drop box.
- Property tax payments can be made online, by phone, through the mail, or placed in a drop box.
- Disabled parking placard applications must go through the mail or be placed in a drop box for processing.
Information regarding drop box locations can be found on their website at www.taxcollect.com/contact-us.
“We are taking a phased and methodical approach to our reopening process,” said Pinellas County Tax Collector Charles W. Thomas. “We want to ensure we are doing everything we can to protect the health and safety of our employees and residents, while also addressing the needs of our community.”
The office will be open on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except on Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Appointments are not open to the general public at this time, but will be in the near future. Updates will be posted on their website, www.taxcollect.com and their Facebook page, @PinellasTC. For more information, contact the Tax Collector’s Office at 727-464-7777 or visit their website.
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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 taxcollect.com.