News & Events

Florida Tax Collectors are busy at work in their local communities and in Tallahassee with our state government to protect and provide access to state services. Learn about our latest news here or visit our Twitter page for the most up-to-date information.

  • 2018 Education Forum July 2, 2018 Events, News - The Florida Tax Collectors Association is gearing up for the 2018 Education Forum filled with numerous education, networking, and fellowship opportunities. The Association will also recognize the efforts of some very special public servants. This year’s Education Forum is being held on August 26-30, 2018 at the Rosen Shingle Creek located at 9939 Universal Boulevard in Orlando, Florida. If you READ MORE
  • Kids Tag Art Program Recognized by Governor and Cabinet for $1Million Donated to Classroom Arts Education June 14, 2018 News - Photo Credit:  Stacy Prato, Photographer                Link to Video of Cabinet Meeting - Watch at 1:19:54 The Governor and Cabinet recognized Florida Tax Collectors for their Kids Tag Art Program which has raised over $1million for Florida schools through artwork sales and business contributions. 100% of the funds have gone directly to classroom arts education. READ MORE
  • Update on New Laws Effective July 1, 2018 and October 1, 2018 June 7, 2018 News - July 1, 2018 Effective Date:  SB100 - Veterans’ DL/ID Legislation Waiving $6.25 for Veteran DL and ID Transactions DHSMV is working on the programming concerning the implementation of the provisions of SB100 (relating to the waiver of the $6.25 for DL and ID fees for veterans), which becomes effective on July 1, 2018. Below are the pertinent changes to Section READ MORE
  • Constitution Revision Commission Ballot Guide for Florida Voters May 25, 2018 News -
  • A Look Towards the November 2018 Ballot: Amendment 10 Summary Language May 15, 2018 News - As we look towards the November 2018 election, Florida voters will be asked to consider thirteen (13) potential amendments to our state’s Constitution. Eight (8) of those are the result of the work of the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC), which has concluded just this past month. One of the most important aspects of the CRC’s efforts to bring these eight READ MORE
  • Amendment 10 Approved by Constitution Revision Commission for Placement on November ’18 Ballot May 1, 2018 News - On April 16, 2018, the Florida Constitution Revision Commission approved the final proposals to amend the constitution for placement on the November 2018 ballot. The Commission concluded an intense, informative, and immensely productive year. Of the myriad of ideas and proposals considered by the Commission, eight (8) proposals were approved for the November ballot. Each proposal will require 60% voter READ MORE
  • Future 15: Target Expands Drive Up Services April 20, 2018 News - This week’s Future 15 explores alternative service delivery mechanisms.  In an effort to remain competitive, Target is offering an alternative to Walmart’s curbside pickup service for groceries and Amazon’s Prime Now delivery service.  Target recently added Drive Up to stores in Florida and Texas and hopes to expand the services to around 1,000 stores by the end of the year.  READ MORE
  • RELEASE: New Polling Data Shows Miami-Dade Voters Support Electing Constitutional Officers April 16, 2018 News -   April 16, 2018  For Immediate Release  For more information: Nanette Schimpf, APR, CPRC (850) 528-2639 (cell)   New Polling Data Shows Miami-Dade Voters Support Electing Constitutional Officers  Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, C.O.R.E. shared new polling data that shows Miami-Dade residents support a key portion of CRC Proposal 6005, which addresses state and local government structure and operation. These READ MORE
  • Future 15: Technology in Government Credentialing April 13, 2018 Uncategorized - This week’s Future 15 explores the future of license plate technology . Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority will begin testing smart license plates which will have the capability of contacting emergency services in the event of a crash, alerting other cars about traffic conditions, and even displaying an alert if the plate or the car is stolen.  [See link to article READ MORE
  • Florida Constitution Style and Drafting Committee Takes up Proposal 13 March 23, 2018 News - Proposal 13 would amend the Florida Constitution to protect the ability of voters to elect their 5 State-Constitution officers and to hold those office-holders (Tax Collector, Property Appraiser, Clerk of the Court and Sheriff) directly accountable.  These 5 offices are created in the Florida constitution in Article VIII Section 1(d). Several counties, through a process started by the respective boards READ MORE