Tax Collector COVID-19 Changes

In order to mitigate exposure risks, Scott Lunsford, Escambia County Tax Collector, will make business changes to reduce the number of people in the lobbies at all offices.

The following changes will be in effect as of 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020:

Online services only

  • Property Tax Payments – Property tax payments are due by the end of March
  • Business Tax Receipt – Businesses can renew and print their businesses tax receipts online
  • BTExpress – Citizens and business owners can apply for a new business tax receipt or edit information on your current account
  • Vehicle/Vessel Registration (Express Lane) – Renew online and pick up the same or next business day in one of our convenient drive thrus or have the registration mailed to you
  • Hunting and Fishing License – Purchase or renew online

Full payment of fees is required at time of service, and payment may be made by eCheck, debit, or credit cards. Payments made by eCheck are fee-free. Credit and debit transactions are subject to convenience fees charged by the payment vendor(s). If you must pay by cash, you may visit a drive thru at our Downtown, Marcus Pointe, or Molino offices. Payments will not be taken in the lobby areas.

These options have also been removed from our online queuing system.

Additionally, we are not accepting any new appointments for driving tests, medical reviews, or concealed weapon permits. Walk-in driving exams are suspended immediately.

Remember if you are currently Real ID compliant and your last driver license or identification card renewal was done in an office, you may be eligible to renew online. A 30-day extension has been issued for those citizens whose licenses or identification cards expire between March 16, 2020 and April 15, 2020. A copy of the Emergency Order from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles can be accessed on our homepage at for printing and keeping with your license.

Please continue to follow CDC recommendations on everyday preventable actions and visit for the most up-to-date resources on information and guidance regarding COVID-19 in Florida.

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