Pinellas County Tax Collector to Consolidate Skyway Office with New South County Service Center
PINELLAS COUNTY, FL — Pinellas County Tax Collector Charles W. Thomas announces that after much consideration, the Skyway office, located at 1067 62nd Ave S in St. Petersburg, will consolidate with the new full-service South County office in January.
The Skyway office lease is up for renewal and as the Skyway location serves significantly fewer customers than other tax collector locations – around 14% of the total appointments – it was determined it would make sense both financially and operationally to consolidate the two locations. By eliminating the need to pay rent, utilities, and other operational expenses at the Skyway location, taxpayers will save nearly $230,000 annually. Each year, all unused tax collector funds are returned to the Board of County Commissioners and the various taxing authorities, greatly benefiting the entire county, including the city of St. Petersburg.
“This decision was not made lightly, and many factors came into play,” says Tax Collector Charles W. Thomas. “Our main priority is always to provide excellent service to our community. This move will not only save the taxpayers money, it will also allow us to enhance the level of service we offer by having the best resources available, in one location, to serve the residents at the southern end of the county.”
The Skyway office will officially close at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 5th. Customers are encouraged to always check the website, taxcollect.com, as it offers numerous online services as well as information from frequently asked questions and operational updates. Similar information can be found on the tax collector’s social media platforms, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, by searching for @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 taxcollect.com.