Scott Lunsford, Escambia County Tax Collector, announces his office returned $493,425.17 in unspent revenue to the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners for fiscal year 2017 – 2018. His office has returned $1,048,360.37 in his first two years in office.
“I am proud to reach this million-dollar milestone in just my second year in office,” Lunsford said. “We work hard to be fiscally responsible with the taxpayers’ money. We are proud to be able to provide the Board of County Commissioners these funds that can be invested in local services that make Escambia County a great place to live.”
The Escambia County Tax Collector office is fee-based, meaning its operations are funded through the fees it collects. At the end of each fiscal year, after its budget is funded, the tax collector distributes all unused fees to local taxing authorities.