What We Do

Mission Statement

We are committed to serving all citizens of Santa Rosa County in the most courteous, professional, innovative and cost-effective manner.
We are committed to meeting all legal requirements to our public, business and government customers by collecting and distributing taxes, license fees and information in a prompt and accurate manner while supporting a positive work environment for our employees.

Benefiting Santa Rosa County

From collecting property taxes to issuing driver licenses, our office serves every resident of Santa Rosa County at one point or another. As an independently elected position that acts as the county’s chief revenue officer, the Santa Rosa County Tax Collector is responsible for collecting and distributing a variety of local taxes, including taxes on real estate and tangible personal property.

Each year, we collect more than $150 million in tax revenue, which we distribute to the Santa Rosa County Board of County Commisioners, the Santa Rosa School Board, local cities, fire districts and other taxing authorities. Our budget is approved annually by the Florida Department of Revenue.

More than just taxes

Our office is also an agent for the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. We issue driver licenses, identification cards and titles/registrations for automobiles, trucks, mobile homes and vessels. Additionally, we act as an agent for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission by issuing hunting and fishing licenses.

Going the extra mile

We have achieved a “Perfect/Clean” Audit every year since 2009. We make it a priority to find ways to do business better, faster and cheaper. To deliver world-class service, our office employs a knowledgeable workforce of skilled tax specialists, financing experts, information technology specialists and customer service representatives.