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**NEW** You can now make on-line payments for prior year delinquent taxes (Certificates)...credit cards only
** NEW **  The due date for 2019 Taxes has been extended to April 15th without penalty.  Penalty begins April 16th for unpaid 2019 tax bills.


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Office Location and Hours

See the Annoucement below for temporary office closure and services below.

Office Hours:  Monday thru Friday - 8:30 a.m. till 4:30 p.m.

Drivers License Hours: Monday thru Friday - 9:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m.


Apalachicola Courthouse Office                 Carrabelle Branch Office
Location: 33 Market Street, Suite 202            Location: 912 N.W. Avenue A
Apalachicola, Florida 32320                            Carrabelle, Florida  32322


       Mailing Address: P.O. Drawer 188  Apalachicola, Florida  32329


Contact Information                                       Contact Information 
Phone:   850-653-9323                                    Phone:  850-697-3263
Phone:   850-653-8384                                    Telefax: 850-697-2457

Email:    rwatson@franklincountytaxcollector.com
Telefax:  850-653-2529


Important Notice due to COVID-19

The Franklin County Tax Collector's Office is CLOSED to the public until further notice.

Staff will be available via phone ONLY Monday thru Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm Apalachicola Office will be available to assist you via phone. (850) 653-9323

**No driving test at this time**

Carrabelle Office will be available to assist you via phone. (850) 697-3263

**No concealed weapons at this time**

If you need to renew your Tags or Driver License please visit www.gorenew.com

**Please note, any Drivers Licenses expiring by April 15th will have a 30-day extension.

If you need to view or pay Property Taxes, please visit www.franklincountytaxcollector .com

If you need Hunting/Fishing license, please visit www.myfwc.com

Thank you for your patience during this time.

About the Tax Collector's Office

About the Tax Collector's Office  The County office of the Tax Collector was established in the 1885 State Constitution. It was thought that local taxes could best be collected by a local official, who would be more responsive to the needs of the community that elected him or her. The Tax Collector serves a four year term and is elected at the same time as the President of the United States.

The Tax Collector is responsible for the collection of ad valorem taxes and other taxes set at the local level, including those by special levying districts, state agencies, and county commissions. The Tax Collector also acts as an agent of several state departments, including the Department of Revenue, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, and the Fresh Water Fish Commision.

For the Department of Revenue, the Tax Collector bills and collects Ad-valorem and Personal Property Taxes. The amount of the tax is based on the assessed value of the property and the millage rate, which is set by various taxing authorities. As an agent of the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, the Tax Collector issues state motor vehicle licenses and processes applications for titles on automobiles, trucks, mobile homes, and boats. The Tax Collector also sells Hunting and Fishing licenses for the State.


In most counties, the Tax Collector is a fee office and the office budget is approved by the Department of Revenue . The office operates on the fees imposed for services rendered and any excess monies are remitted to the Board of County Commissioners at the end of September every year. 

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

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