Scott Lunsford, Escambia County Tax Collector, announces that due to the COVID-19 crisis the emergency order impacting the effective date of driver licenses and identification cards has been extended. The order authorizes the following:
- Driver licenses and identification cards with expiration dates on or after March 16, 2020 through April 15, 2020 are extended for 60 days
- Driver licenses and identification cards with expiration dates on or after April 16, 2020 through April 30, 2020 are extended for 30 days
- Vehicle registration expiration dates have NOT been extended
Also, in conjunction with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, commercial motor vehicle drivers whose commercial learner permits (CLP), commercial driver licenses (CD) and non-commercial driver licenses-medical (Non-CDL Medical) were valid on February 29, 2020 and expired on or after March 1, 2020 are extended through June 30, 2020. In addition, the medical certification requirements have been extended through June 30, 2020 for those commercial drivers who had a valid medical certification that was issued for a period of 90 days or longer and expired on or after March 1, 2020.
For information on other commercial motor vehicle waivers and extensions, please visit EscambiaTaxCollector.com.
During this trying time, the employees of the Escambia County Tax Collector’s office continue to work hard to serve our citizens both online and by phone queue.
While our lobbies are closed, our payment center is available at all times at EscambiaTaxCollector.com. For those transactions unavailable online, use our “Join the Line” phone queue. Access the queue online at EscambiaTaxCollector.com, where every available agent is busy returning calls in the order they are received. We encourage you to visit our webpage prior to entering the phone queue, as many resources are available including our A-Z search index. Critical information is displayed in red. We have all five drive-up lanes open all day for pick up of completed items after your business has been accomplished online or by phone.
“The COVID-19 pandemic is extremely frustrating for everyone, and I appreciate your patience with our office staff and the state of Florida,” said Scott Lunsford, Tax Collector. “We continue to learn and adapt to this new normal and work hard to make sure we get it right for the citizens of Escambia County. I am extremely proud of our employees’ dedication and positive energy during these difficult circumstances.”
Please continue to follow CDC recommendations on everyday preventable actions and visit FloridaHealth.gov for the most up-to-date resources on information and guidance regarding COVID-19 in Florida.
For more information on tax collector services, visit EscambiaTaxCollector.com.