How is the Tax Collector's Office Funded?
The Tax Collector’s Office is a fee-based office. That means we fund ourselves with no additional cost to taxpayers. At the end of each year, all additional revenues are returned back to the taxpayer through the financial support of public education, public safety and other services in the community.
The Tax Collector’s Office is responsible for the collection and disbursement of nearly $2 billion in Orange County tax revenues and Florida motor vehicle transactions. The Office performs 1.9 million transactions per year and has nearly 280 employees across 8 offices.
At the end of each fiscal year, Tax Collector Scott Randolph returns all unused fees to the County and other taxing authorities that pay a fee for property tax collections. For Fiscal Year 2016/17, the Tax Collector returned $22,152,373.61 to Orange County and $785,090.61 to other taxing authorities, including $388,509.47 to the Orange County Library Board. Those dollars support Orange County Public Schools, programs in our libraries, Fire and Rescue squads in our community and many other projects.
The Florida Department of Revenue ranks the Orange County Tax Collector’s Office as the third most efficient tax collector office in Florida, and the most efficient of any of the large counties.
Revenue (Fiscal Year 2016/17)
|Tag & Title; Hunting & Fishing Licenses||$2,930,967|
|Business Tax Receipts||$706,108|
|Miscellaneous (Investment Income)||$243,182|
|Property taxes (FY 2015/16)||$35,494,334|
|Orange County General Fund Portion||$27,042,839|
|Orange County Special Districts||$4,631,383|
|Other Taxing Authorities||$1,801,761|
|Collection of Delinquent Property Taxes||$2,015,351|