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Featured Links

Featured Links Highlands County Property Appraiser Highlands County Clerk of Court Highlands County Sheriff Highlands County Supervisor of Elections Highlands County Government Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Government Services Florida Facts Sebring Chamber of Commerce Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce Avon Park Chamber of Commerce About UsHolidays and Office ClosuresBudgetJob OpportunitiesAccessibility InformationFeatured LinksFrequently Asked QuestionsContact UsAbout UsYou …

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Accessibility Information

Accessibility Information Highlands County Tax Collector Accessibility Statement Updated April 2021 General The Highlands County Tax Collector’s office strives to ensure that its services are accessible to all people, including those with disabilities. Our office has invested a significant amount of resources to help ensure that its website is made easier to use and more accessible for people with disabilities, …

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Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities Thank you for your interest in joining our team at the Highlands County Tax Collector’s Office. Applications are accepted and reviewed when open positions become available. Completed applications can be submitted via mail or in person at the following address: Highlands County Tax Collector540 S. Commerce Ave.Sebring, FL 33870 Or you can email us the application at tcjobs@hctaxcollector.com. …

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Budget

Budget The Highlands County Tax Collector’s budget summary for the current year is listed below. 2023-2024 Fiscal YearAbout UsHolidays and Office ClosuresBudgetJob OpportunitiesAccessibility InformationFeatured LinksFrequently Asked QuestionsContact UsAbout UsYou may pay your property taxes online. Please note that a credit card will charge a 2.75% service fee. You may pay with an E-Check at no additional charge.Click Here to Pay …

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Holidays and Office Closures

Holidays and Office Closures 2024: New Year’s Day – Monday, January 1 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Monday, January 15 In-Service Training – Monday, February 19 Good Friday – Friday, March 29 Memorial Day – Monday, May 27 Independence Day – Thursday, July 4 Day after the 4th – Friday, July 5 Caladium Festival (only Lake Placid office closed) …

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About Us

About Us The elected county office of Tax Collector in Florida was established in 1885 in the state constitution based on the idea that local taxes could best be collected at the local level and by being an elected officer, the Tax Collector would be more responsible to the needs of the community in which he or she was elected. …

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Kids Tag Art

Kids Tag Art Kids Tag Art is a school fundraising project in Highlands County that inspires public school, private school, and homeschool art students to design their own specialty plate art. Kids Tag Art inspires young artists to create their own unique design, learning the practical application of license plate art to support worthy causes, fashioned after Florida’s 100+ specialty …

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Garage/Yard Sale Permits

Garage/Yard Sale Permits Garage/Yard Sales in the unincorporated areas of Highlands County are restricted to two (2) during any twelve (12) month period, not to exceed three (3) days in length. A garage/yard sale permit must be obtained before each sale per Highlands County Ordinance 12.08.109(B)(8). Individual garage/yard sale permits are $10.00, which includes online advertising for the sale. The …

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Florida Certified Birth Certificates

Florida Certified Birth Certificates Certified copies of birth certificates dating back to 1930, from all counties within the State of Florida can now be obtained through our offices. The application for Birth Certificate must be completed by an eligible recipient, such as the: Registrant (must be 18 or older), or Parent (must be listed on the birth certificate record). Valid …

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Hunting & Fishing Licenses

Hunting & Fishing Licenses An important fiscal responsibility for the Office of the Tax Collector involves work as an agent for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. In this capacity the Tax Collector is responsible for the sale of hunting and fishing licenses, Florida waterfowl stamps, and game management permits, the collection of all monies from these sales, and …