TAX COLLECTOR CLOSES LOBBY, CONTINUES SERVICE

Customers urged to use online, phone, mail and drop box service channels

 

BAY COUNTY, FL- Bay County Tax Collector Chuck Perdue is closing lobby operations at all locations effective at close of business on Thursday, March 19, 2020, but continuing to serve the public through online, phone, mail and drop box channels in response to COVID-19 concerns.

            “March is a very busy month for our office. Like so many having to make tough decisions right now, my team and I determined it was in the best interest of both our team and customers to close our doors and direct customers to our other service channels- online, mail, phone and drop box,” said Perdue. “We realize it isn’t convenient for anyone, but safety choices usually aren’t. We are increasing our phone capacity and processing drop box and mail payments received same day.”

 The governor has extended the renewal deadline for customers with expiring driver licenses and ID cards by 30 days for those with expiration dates between March 16, 2020 – April 15, 2020, including commercial driver licenses. We are working with vendors and state officials to remove convenience fees associated with online transactions.

Property tax collection will continue with the same time line as usual and payments are due March 31st. Online payments will end at midnight of the 31st. Mail payments must be postmarked by the 31st to avoid penalty. Drop boxes are available in each office location. Individuals choosing to pay property tax online by electronic check will not incur a convenience fee.  

            If you are unsure of the payment status of your tax account(s), please visit baytaxcollector.com and click on the Pay Online Property Tax button in the middle of the page to access your account information and view payment status.

            For more information regarding the Bay County Tax Collector’s Office, please visit http://www.BayTaxCollector.com or follow on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/baytaxcollector.

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