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

We are honored to serve you!

Our goal is to provide a positive experience for our community, whether visiting our regional service centers, utilizing convenient online services, or contacting our Customer Information Center for assistance. We are truly committed to serving our constituents promptly and efficiently, and in a kindful manner.

Carrying out the fiduciary responsibilities of the office of the Tax Collector and continually enhancing services are essential, and we take this commitment to heart. Please call, write or visit our office if you have questions, comments or suggestions.

David Jordan(signature)

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.

September 2019

  • Local Business Tax Receipt payment due on or before September 30th.
  • Second property tax installment payment due on or before September 30th.

October 2019

  • Local Business Tax Receipts become delinquent October 1st, and late fee applies.

November 2019

  • Notice of real estate taxes and non-ad valorem assessments is mailed.
  • Notice of tangible personal property taxes is mailed.
  • Receive 4% statutory discount on payment of real estate and tangible personal property taxes.
  • Decals for mobile homes located on rental property can be renewed.
  • Decals for heavy trucks over 5,000 pounds and truck-tractors can be renewed.