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FAQs

Appointments & SmartPass

To schedule an appointment, visit our Home or Locations Page, select the office you’d like to visit and follow the instructions.

Drivers Licenses

Not sure if your driver’s license is suspended? See the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Driver License Check.

To reinstate a suspended license, drivers must first pay the traffic violation through the County Clerk of Court where the violation was issued.

Orange County Clerk of Courts

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For a hardship license contact the Regional office for the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles at (407) 445-5581 ext #3.

Tag & Title

Midnight of your birthday on a privately owned vehicle that is not classified as a heavy truck.

Your valid driver license, proof of insurance, your tag number and a form of payment for either 1 or 2-year renewal. Processing fees apply to all credit/debit cards.

Report it to the Police/Sheriff & obtain a police report. Bring the report into our office and we will replace the tag/decal free of charge. A driver license replacement is $6.25.

New: E-Pass toll violations can be cleared in person at our tag agencies.

All toll and parking violations must be paid in full before customers can renew their driver license or vehicle tag. If you pay through the Expressway Authority (E-Pass) or SunPass, please allow 24 hours from process of payment before renewing.

Toll Violations

For toll violations, please contact:

Parking Violations

To pay your parking violation, contact the appropriate ticket issuing authority:

No, a Florida dealer is required to complete the title and registration for any vehicle sold from their dealership. Procedures differ from a vehicle purchased from an out-of-state dealer. Click here to Learn more.

Your choice; come into our office and pay $10 to have it printed the same day or visit the Florida Deparment of Highway Saftey and Motor Vehicles and pay $2.50 for DHSMV to mail it to you

Yes, visit Tag & Title by Mail to learn more.

Traffic Tickets & Toll Violations

No, the Clerk of Court’s Office collects traffic fines.

Learn more about traffic ticket payment options through the Orange County Clerk of Court.

You may pay your Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) toll violations at our motor vehicle offices by cash only.

Property Taxes

The Tax Department is located at 200 S. Orange Avenue, 16th Floor, Orlando, FL 32801.

Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

No, at this time in person property tax payments can only be made at the Tax Collector's Tax Department, 200 S. Orange Ave., 16th Floor, Orlando, FL 32801.

Property Taxes must be received and processed by March 31st and become delinquent on April 1st.

 
 

If your estimated taxes are more than $100.00, you may qualify for an installment payment plan on your future tax bill. The first payment must be made no later than June 30. If you are signing up for the Installment Payment Plan for the first time, this will apply for your next property tax bill, not the current one. Before joining our Payment Plan program all current and delinquent taxes must be paid in full.

We accept the following forms of payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, American Express (a 2.39% credit/debit card processing fee will apply), Certified/ Cashier's Check, Bank Wire Transfer, Money Order, Attorney/Title Company, or Escrow/Trust Check. We do not accept Personal or Business Checks for delinquent payments.

The tax roll is supplied to us by the Orange County Property Appraiser’s office and they should be contacted for ownership verification.

Please visit the Orange County Tax Certificate Sales site to purchase a tax certificate.

 
 

Visit the Property Tax Search page.

 
 

Payments are posted as soon as they are processed. Please call (407) 434-0312 to have a clerk check on the status for you.

If you are making a late payment it must be made with certified funds such as money order, cashier’s check, cash or bank wire.

 

Business Taxes

We will need the following:

  1. Copy of Florida Business Name Registration (www.sunbiz.org);
  2. Copy of City Business Tax Receipt, if located inside City Limits;
  3. Copy of State License (if applicable);
  4. Valid signature and Photo ID;
  5. Federal ID or Social Security Number.

Our fees are based on the nature of the business and the number of employees

The Tax Department is located at 200 S. Orange Avenue, 16th Floor, Orlando, FL 32801.

Anyone can come in to complete the application process; we will need to see a valid signature and photo ID from that person.

No, at this time in person business tax payments can only be made at the Tax Collector's Tax Department, 200 S. Orange Ave., 16th Floor, Orlando, FL 32801.

No. Orange County Business Tax Receipts are only valid in Orange County.

Hunting & Fishing

Yes, Freshwater or Saltwater annual for a Florida resident is $17.00

Concealed Weapons

No. The Orange County Tax Collector’s office does not issue concealed weapon permits. This is handled by the Department of Agriculture in their local regional office at 5700 Major Blvd, Suite 100, Orlando, FL 32810. The office can be contacted at (407) 888-8700.

Payment Policy

Motor Vehicle Services

  • Credit card

  • Debit card

  • Cash

  • Check

  • Certified/ cashier's check

  • Money order

Please Note

Toll clearances may only be paid by cash.

Property Tax Payments

  • Credit card

  • Debit card

  • Cash

  • Check

  • Certified/ cashier's check

  • Money order

  • Attorney

  • Title company

  • Escrow check

  • Trust check

Please Note

We do not accept personal or business checks for delinquent taxes. Delinquent taxes can be paid online or in person by the following methods: cash, certified/cashier's check, money order, attorney/title company, escrow/trust check or credit/debit cards.

Business Tax Payments

  • Credit card

  • Debit card

  • Cash

  • Check

  • Certified/ cashier's check

  • Money order

The payment fees are as follows:

Motor Vehicle Services

  • 2.39% credit card/ debit card processing fee; $2.00 minimum.

Property Tax Payments

  • $2.00 eCheck processing fee.
  • 2.39% credit card/ debit card (except Visa debit card) processing fee; $2.00 minimum.
  • $3.50 Visa debit card processing fee.

Business Tax Payments

  • 2.39% credit card/ debit card processing fee; $2.00 minimum.

If one bad check is written to the Orange County Tax Collector’s Office, we will not accept another check from this individual or company.

Check or credit card presenter must have a relationship to the named person on the document being processed, i.e. spouse, domestic partner, child or parent. If the check or credit card presenter is the spouse or domestic partner of the named person on the document, they do not need to have the same last name.