Office will Temporarily Close at the End of Business on June 29
Temporary Relocation Opening Date to be Announced in the Coming Days, Will Serve Downtown Customers During Construction Phase
Orange County Tax Collector Scott Randolph today announced that the downtown Orlando tax collector office at 301 Rosalind Avenue will temporarily close to the public after the close of business on June 29 to undergo an estimated six-month expansion and renovation project. The office building, located across Jackson Street from the County Administration Center, is owned by Orange County and the City of Orlando.
“We’re excited to expand our downtown office to meet the needs of our growing community,” Tax Collector Scott Randolph said. “The new-and-improved office will allow us to serve even more customers and provide more services to the residents of Orange County. I’d like to thank our partners at Orange County and the City of Orlando for their continued support.”
While the Rosalind Ave. office is under construction, the tax collector will open a temporary office with limited driver license, tag, and title services at its Property Tax Department, located two blocks away at 200 South Orange Avenue. Tax Collector Randolph said an announcement for the temporary office opening date is expected in the coming days, but they anticipate it could open as early as the second week of July. Meanwhile, Orange County residents who normally visit the downtown office can visit any of the tax collector’s five other locations across the county. There are also an additional three private partners that provide tag and title services across the Orange County. Residents can find all locations at octaxcol.com.
The downtown motor vehicle office is the smallest of the tax collector’s six Orange County locations, with 11 service windows providing driver license, tag, and title services. Last fiscal year, the office saw more than 80,000 customers. Under the renovation, the office will expand to 16 service windows, a nearly 50% increase, which will allow it to serve more customers and provide additional services to county residents, including written driver license testing.
The tax collector has occupied the space at 301 Rosalind Ave. since the 1990s. Since that time, the downtown community has seen an 83% increase in the number of residents living downtown. And there have been nearly 4,000 apartment units built downtown since 2015 alone (source: Orlando Downtown Development Board).
The Orange County Board of County Commissioners approved the $845,000 project on March 21, 2023. The bid was awarded to S.A. Casey Construction, Incorporated.
About the Orange County Tax Collector
The Orange County Tax Collector’s Office serves thousands of customers each day at seven locations across Orange County. The Tax Collector collects and distributes property and business tax revenues, and is responsible for administering all motor vehicle services in Orange County, including the issuance of driver’s licenses, state IDs, tag and title, and hunting and fishing licenses, among other services. These services are performed on behalf of more than 63 taxing authorities and state agencies. Scott Randolph is serving in his third term as the independently-elected Orange County Tax Collector.