It is the responsibility of the Hernando County Tax Collector to collect the myriad of taxes and fees imposed by all governmental units. The nature of the office under Florida's constitution and statutory system is two-fold: independent election; and budgetary review by the state. The Tax Collector deals with many state agencies, all local governments and all taxpayers within the county.
The revenue funding the office of the Tax Collector comes from state agency licensure through the charge of basic fees; the contract-based charging of certain fees or commissions between the Tax Collector and various local governments regarding special services; and statutory based commissions for collecting property taxes and some non-property assessments.
In addition to ad valorem property taxes, the Tax Collector also bills and collects special assessments generated by almost 100 municipal service benefit units for improvements such as street lighting, road paving, fire protection, subdivision maintenance, etc.
The Tax Collector's office, as well as numerous subagent businesses, sell hunting and fishing licenses.
Did you know many registration services can be performed online through the State of Florida’s “Virtual Office” website. Some of the transactions you can complete online:
- Registration renewal
- Duplicate registration
- Update your address
- Driver License services