Florida Tax Collectors
Tax Collectors in Florida are independent constitutional
officers duly elected by their fellow citizens and taxpayers
in their counties of residence. Tax Collectors deal with
a variety of duties and responsibilities and provide a myriad
of important public services that allow them to exercise
valuable leadership roles in government. They direct, plan,
organize, budget, set and implement policies which affect
not only their local government, but also reach the state
level as well.
Along with their own local involvement in personnel and
financial management matters, Tax Collectors participate
in the management of the executive branches of state government
that include the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation
Commission, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles,
and the Department of Revenue. It is the Tax Collector who
views all these departments as a whole and accordingly is
able to coordinate and analyze their collective impact.
When drafting tax legislation and establishing rules and
regulations for carrying out laws regarding the collection
of taxes, staff members from the various state departments
along with state legislators draw heavily on the Tax Collectors'
broad knowledge base.
Tax Collectors are the only locally elected officials who
come into contact with almost every citizen.
Terms of Office : Tax Collectors are elected
for four-year terms at the general election held on the first
Tuesday after the first Monday in November and every four years