Putnam County Tax Collector Office
GOVERNMENT OFFICES - CITY & TOWNSHIP
The elected office of Tax Collector was established in the 1885 Florida Constitution based on the idea that local taxes could best be collected at the local level. Constitutuionally elected tax collectors are State Officers elected to serve in each County; this results in the tax collector being more responsive to the needs of the community in which he or she is elected. This independence, coupled with a wide variety of duties and responsibilities, allows Tax Collectors to exercise valuable leadership roles in Florida’s government and to carrry out specific delineated statutory and regulatory laws enacted by the Florida legislature. In most counties, the Tax Collector is responsible for not only the collection of ad valorem taxes, which is the single largest tax collected in Florida, but also collection of other taxes at the local level and on behalf of state agencies such as the Department of Revenue, Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles, and the Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission.
- Palatka Office
- Crescent City Office
- Interlachen Office