Welcome to the Washington County Tax Collector Website!
The County Office of the Tax Collector was established in the
1885 State Constitution. It was thought that local taxes could
best be collected by a local official, who would be more
responsive to the needs of the community that elected him or
her. The Tax Collector serves a four year term and is elected
at the same time as the President of the United States.
The Tax Collector is responsible for the collection of ad
valorem taxes and other taxes set at the local level, including
those by Special Levying Districts, State Agencies, and
County Commissions. The Tax Collector also acts as an
agent of several state departments, including the Department
of Revenue, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor
Vehicles, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
For the Taxing Authorities the Tax Collector bills and collects real and personal property
taxes. The amount of the tax is based on the assessed value of the property and the
millage rate, which is set by various taxing authorities.
As an agent of the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, the Tax Collector
issues state motor vehicle licenses plates and parking placards and processes
applications for titles on automobiles, trucks, mobile homes, and boats.
The Tax Collector also sells Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Collects Sales Taxes and
Lemon Law Fees for the Department of Revenue.
Main Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Ph: 850-638-6275 or 850-638-6276
Drivers License Office Hours
Monday - Friday 8:30 Am - 3:30 PM
P O Box 1038, Chipley, FL 32428