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1.     The Basics 
2.     Get the Application 
3.     Cancellation 
4.     Replacement 
5.     Frequently Asked Questions 
6.     Important Phone Numbers 
 
 
For Customer Service
Call: @772-462-1650
 
Driver License, Closed at 4:30PM
 
 

Hours: 9:00AM-5:00PM Monday-Friday "excluding holidays" with Driver License closing at 4:30PM


The Basics

A permit decal is required for any business or residence located in St Lucie County. You are required to submit an application for this decal prior to the installation or activation of an alarm system. They are renewable every two years. You should display the permit on a front door or window.

If you sell your home, change residence, or sell your business, the new owner must apply for a new permit. Permits are not transferable. If at any time you make any changes to the information regarding your application, you will need to submit an amended application.

When a decal is lost or destroyed, you will need to complete the replacement form and submit a fee of $2.00.


St. Lucie County Ordinance Number: 99-10x
 
Section 1-2.5-7;
The second and third false alarms require documentation of inspection/ modification of the alarm system to be provided to the responding agency within 30 days.

Section 1-2.5-8;
A twenty dollar ($20.00) fee shall be charged if a false alarm occurs without a valid permit.

Section 1-2.5-10;
A ten dollar ($10.00) fee shall be charged to the alarm user by the county for each permit issued prior to installation or activation of an alarm system.

Section 1-2.5-13;
False Alarm Service Charges in any twelve (12) month period in excess of three (3):


Agency Phone 1st 2nd 3rd
 
00 - Sheriff's Dept 772.462.3226 $55.00 $80.00 $105.00
02 - Fire District 772.462.8330 $130.00 $155.00 $205.00
03 - Pt St Lucie Police 772.871.5027 $50.00 $75.00 $100.00
04 - Ft Pierce Police 772.461.3820 $50.00 $75.00 $100.00
05 - Tax Collector 772.462.1650 N/A N/A N/A


Warning: Payments not made in a timely manner will be turned over to the appropriate agency for additional action. Any questions concerning charges should be directed to the appropriate agency.

Mail Application and Payment to:
St. Lucie County Tax Collector
P.O. Box 308, Fort Pierce, FL 34954-0308

Questions regarding the Alarm Permit Tax can be answered by calling the Tax Collector's office at 772.462.1650

   

Get the Application

In order to view the Alarm Permit Application you will first need ADOBE READER Version 6.0 or greater. ADOBE READER is a free download.

Click this icon to install ADOBE READER      

Or, if you already have ADOBE READER, you may download, fill out, and print the Alarm Permit Application now.

Get the Application

Mail Application and Payment to:
St. Lucie County Tax Collector
P.O. Box 308, Fort Pierce, FL 34954-0308

Or, visit our Ft. Pierce office, or the Port St. Lucie office.

   

Get the Cancellation Form

In order to view the Alarm Permit Cancellation Form you will first need ADOBE READER Version 6.0 or greater. ADOBE READER is a free download.

Click this icon to install ADOBE READER      

Or, if you already have ADOBE READER, you may download, fill out, and print the Alarm Permit Cancellation Form now.

Get the Cancellation Form

Mail Application and Payment to:
St. Lucie County Tax Collector
P.O. Box 308, Fort Pierce, FL 34954-0308

Or, visit our Ft. Pierce office, or the Port St. Lucie office.

   

Get the Replacement Form

In order to view the Alarm Permit Replacement Form you will first need ADOBE READER Version 6.0 or greater. ADOBE READER is a free download.

Click this icon to install ADOBE READER      

Or, if you already have ADOBE READER, you may download, fill out, and print the Alarm Permit Replacement Form now.

Get the Replacement Form

Mail Application and Payment to:
St. Lucie County Tax Collector
P.O. Box 308, Fort Pierce, FL 34954-0308

Or, visit our Ft. Pierce office, or the Port St. Lucie office.

   

Frequently Asked Questions, "FAQs"

Question: When is an alarm permit required?
 
Answer: An alarm permit is required for any business or residence before the installation or activation of an alarm system.

Question: What is the fee for an alarm permit?
 
Answer: The fee for an alarm permit is $10.00 prior to having a false alarm and $20.00 after a false alarm.

Question: Must alarm permits be renewed?
 
Answer: Yes, alarm permits are renewable every two (2) years.

Question: What constitutes a false alarm?
 
Answer: An alarm is considered a false alarm if the system is activated accidentally or unintentionally when there is no criminal offense or attempted criminal offense involved.

Question: Is there a limit as to the amount of false alarms you are allowed?
 
Answer: Yes. You receive three (3) free false alarms per any given year. However, once you have had three false alarms, a full year of no false alarms must pass before accruing three new "free" false alarms.

Question: Are there penalties for having more that the three free false alarms?
 
Answer: Yes, the fees vary depending on the number of false alarms and the agency which responds to the false alarm.

Question: What happens if I move? Can I take my alarm permit with me?
 
Answer: Alarm permits are not transferable from one location to another and cannot be transferred from owner to owner. Once you move, the permit becomes invalid and must be canceled. The new owner of the property must apply for their own alarm permit. If your new address has an existing alarm or you install a new system, you must apply for a new permit.

Question: The county changed my address and street name, do I need to inform the Tax Collector's office?
 
Answer: Yes, You must notify this office if your location address changes.

Question: Do I have to display the Alarm Permit?
 
Answer: Yes, Alarm decals must be displayed on a front door or window.


For More Information Call: 772.462.1650

   

Important Phone Numbers

Tax Collectors Office 772.462.1650
Sheriff's Department 772.462.3226
Fire Department 772.462.8330
Port Saint Lucie Police Department 772.871.5027
Fort Pierce Police Department 772.461.3820

Public Safety & Communications, EOC
911

   

Employment Opportunities

Job Opening: St. Lucie County Tax Collector
Director of Communications


Qualified candidates for the position should fill-out and print the application and mail to, or deliver in person, to the Tax Collector’s, Human Resources Manager, at either the Ft. Pierce or Port St. Lucie office.

Another option is you may email the completed application directly to our office by sending it to taxcollector@tcslc.com using the local or online email program of your choice.

Get the application here.

   

Contact Information

Chris Craft, St. Lucie County Tax Collector's Office

Send email to: taxcollector@tcslc.com


Fort Pierce office
2300 Virginia Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL 34982

Port St. Lucie office
1664 SE Walton Road
East of US #1, Suite 101

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 308
Ft. Pierce, FL 34954-0308

Make checks payable to
Chris Craft, Tax Collector St. Lucie County

Telephone Number - 772.462.1650
Office Hours - 9:00AM to 5:00PM, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays
Driver License, Closed at 4:30PM
observed holidays


Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are PUBLIC RECORDS. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

   

Corner of Virginia Avenue and South 25th Street

Fort Pierce Office

Tax Collector, St. Lucie County
2300 Virginia Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL 34982
map/directions (off site link)

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 308, Ft. Pierce, FL 34954-0308
Telephone Number - 772.462.1650
Office Hours - 9:00AM to 5:00PM, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays
Driver License, Closed at 4:30PM
observed holidays


East on Walton Road, across from the Fire House

Port St. Lucie Office

Tax Collector, St. Lucie County
1664 SE Walton Road
East of US #1, Suite 101
map/directions (off site link)

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 308, Ft. Pierce, FL 34954-0308
Telephone Number - 772.462.1650
Office Hours - 9:00AM to 5:00PM, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays
Driver License, Closed at 4:30PM
observed holidays

Observed Holidays

The Tax Collector's Office is scheduled to be closed in observance of the following holidays.


2013
November 28 & 29, (Thursday & Friday) Thanksgiving
December 24 & 25, (Tuesday & Wednesday) Christmas


2014
January 1, (Wednesday) New Year's Day observance
January 20, (Monday) Martin Luther King, Jr., Day
February 17, (Monday) Presidents' Day
April 18, (Friday) Good Friday
May 26, (Monday) Memorial Day
July 4 (Friday) Independence Day
September 1, (Monday) Labor Day
November 11, (Tuesday) Veteran's Day
November 27 & 28, (Thursday & Friday) Thanksgiving
December 25 & 26, (Thursday & Friday) Christmas


2015
January 1, (Thursday) New Year's Day observance