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 surplus revenues are distributed 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 more than $2.8 billion in Orange County tax revenues and Florida motor vehicle transaction revenues. The Office performs 2.7 million transactions per year and has more than 300 employees across 7 locations.
At the end of each fiscal year, Tax Collector Scott Randolph distributes the Office's budget surplus to the County and other taxing authorities that pay a fee for property tax collections. For Fiscal Year 2020-2021, the Tax Collector distributed $24,670,421 to Orange County. Those dollars support Orange County Public Schools, programs in our libraries, Fire and Rescue squads in our community, and many other projects.
Revenue (Fiscal Year 2020/21)
|Tag & Hunting Fishing Licenses||$3,081,640|
|Business Tax Receipts||$620,132|
|Miscellaneous (Investment Income)||$23,217|
|Orange County General Fund Portion||$34,590,720|
|Orange County Special Districts||$6,952,063|
|Other Taxing Authorities||$1,938,178|
|Collection of Delinquent Property Taxes||$2,434,953|