Phone: 352-343-9602

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Office of the Lake County Tax Collector
320 West Main Street
Tavares, Florida 32778
Phone: 352.343.9602

In accordance with 2017-21, Laws of Florida /
§ 119, Florida Statutes


David Jordan, Tax Collector

It is an honor to serve as your Lake County Tax Collector. I would like to publicly thank Governor Scott for his confidence in confirming my position. The encouragement and sources of strength provided by my faith, family and friends, coupled with the privilege of Mr. McKee’s leadership and tutelage for 19 years have more than prepared me for this role. His dedication to mentoring our team will undoubtedly ensure the continued success of the office.

We remain diligent and focused on carrying out the fiduciary responsibilities of the office, while continuously enhancing the service levels and systems functionality which were constructed on a sound and principled foundation built by Mr. McKee.

I am committed to being a sound steward of your time and money, and I will faithfully execute the constitutional and ministerial responsibilities of the Lake County Tax Collector’s office. Please call, write or visit any of our service centers if you have questions, comments or suggestions.

David Jordan(signature)
Lake County Tax Collector

Financial Audit

Each year the Tax Collector undergoes an audit by an external agency. Below are the results of those audits.

Important Dates & Events

Your Birthday

Renewal of motor vehicle license plate, which expires midnight of the owner's birthday. Renewals are accepted 90 days prior to birth month. This applies to passenger cars, recreational vehicles, vessels, light trucks under 5,000 lbs., small trailers, and motorcycles.

May 2019

  • List of delinquent real estate accounts advertised once per week for three consecutive weeks in a local newspaper. Pro-rata cost of advertising and expense of tax certificate sale are applied to each delinquent account.
  • List of delinquent tangible personal property accounts advertised in a local newspaper one time. Pro-rata cost of advertising, additional interest, attorney fees, and other collection charges of at least 15% are applied to each delinquent account.
  • Tax certificate sale for delinquent real estate accounts occurs on or before June 1st.

June 2019

  • Tax warrant processing begins on delinquent tangible personal property accounts.
  • First property tax installment payment due on or before June 30th.
  • Local Business Tax Receipt renewal notices mailed.

July 2019

  • Late first installments must be received on or before July 31st in order to participate in the installment program. If not received by deadline, participation in the program is cancelled. Discounts are not applicable on late installments, and a statutory 5% penalty applies.
  • Local Business Tax Receipt renewals begin July 1st.