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 $2.6 billion in Orange County tax revenues and Florida motor vehicle transactions. The Office performs 2.6 million transactions per year and has nearly 300 employees across 7 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 2017/18, the Tax Collector returned $22,993,096.46 to Orange County, including $399,371.55 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.

See the full list of unused fees disbursements.

According to Florida Department of Revenue data, the Orange County Tax Collector’s Office ranks as the most efficient tax collector office in Florida (Source: budget per capita, FY 17-18).

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Revenue

Tag & Title; Hunting & Fishing Licenses $3,018,115
Driver Licenses $4,122,516
Business Tax Receipts $742,383
Miscellaneous (Investment Income) $361,221
Property taxes (FY 2017/18) $37,408,538
          Orange County General Fund Portion $28,564,049
          Orange County Special Districts $5,147,214
          Other Taxing Authorities $1,869,169
          Collection of Delinquent Property Taxes $1,828,106
Total $45,677,206