Phone: 352-343-9602

Website Disclaimer & Privacy Policy

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
Our offices will be closed on Monday, February 19th in observance of President's Day.


Bob McKee, Tax Collector

Welcome to the online office of the Lake County Tax Collector. This website is representative of our ongoing effort to provide the citizens of Lake County with the best customer service possible.

Please call, write, or come in if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions.

Bob McKee (signature)
Tax Collector

Financial Award


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.

February 2018

  • Receive 1% statutory discount on payment of real estate and tangible personal property taxes.

March 2018

  • Gross amount due on real estate and tangible personal property taxes by March 31st.
  • Fourth property tax installment payment due by March 31st.

April 2018

  • On April 1st of each year, taxes become delinquent, resulting in the following additional charges pursuant to Florida Statute 197.172: Real Estate– 3% mandatory interest is added to the gross amount and Tangible Personal Property bears interest at the rate of 18% per year.
  • New Local Business Tax Receipts are prorated beginning April 1st; half-year fees apply.
  • Application for next year's property tax installment payment plan is due no later than April 30th.