Update from Scott Randolph

Randolph Encourages Customers to Avoid Year-End Crowds, Complete Transactions Online

Orange County Tax Collector Scott Randolph today announced that the Tax Collector’s Office, including the Tax Department and seven Tag Agencies, will be closed on Friday, December 22 and Monday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday. The Office will also close on Monday, January 1 for New Year’s Day.

Randolph said that December is the busiest month of the year at the Tax Collector’s Office. The Office expects to complete more than 90,000 in-person transactions – or about 4,700 transactions per workday – at its Tax Department and seven Tag Agencies this month. In addition to annual expired tags, December 31 is also the deadline for customers to receive a 3% Early Payment Discount on their property taxes, mobile home renewals and heavy truck registration renewals.

To help avoid year-end crowds, Randolph is encouraging Tax Collector customers to follow these tips:

“With Christmas and the holiday season right around the corner, the last thing folks want to do is wait in line for motor vehicle services,” Orange County Tax Collector Scott Randolph said. “With SmartPass you don’t have to. You can get in line from anywhere virtually or schedule an appointment that’s convenient for you.”

For SmartPass and other online services, visit the Tax Collector’s website at octaxcol.com.