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Chris Craft
St. Lucie County Tax Collector
 
 
 
 
 
 
For Customer Service
Call: @772.462.1650
 
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Driver License, Closed at 4:30PM
 
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Customer Service, (772) 462-1650 
Hours, Monday - Friday, 9AM - 5PM 
Driver License, Closed at 4:30PM 
 
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Important Reminders



New Customer Satisfaction Survey
Would you be willing to give us a few minutes to take a short customer satisfaction survey on your recent visit to one of our St. Lucie Tax Collector offices? Letting us know your opinion allows us to find new ways to serve you even better in the future.

Auto Tag Renewal Deadline
Remember that your auto tag renewal is due at midnight on the registered owner’s birthday. Go online to GoRenew.com or visit one of our offices to renew.

eBills Now Available
Do you want to save time and paper? Be sure to sign up for our free eBill program and receive your tax bill by e-mail.

Online Tax Payments
Payment of real estate taxes, tangible personal property taxes, tourist development taxes and local business taxes can be made online with our free e-check service or with a credit card (note that a third-party vendor fee applies for credit cards). For more information, click here.





  Do you need to know more about the requirements for driver licenses and ID cards? Check out this informative website
  http://www.flhsmv.gov/html/dl_ggg.html
 

   

Biography

Chris Craft, St. Lucie County Tax Collector

Commissioner Chris Craft is a resident of Lakewood Park and St. Lucie County native. He graduated from Fort Pierce Westwood High School in 1992, where he lettered in Band while participating in many other school activities. After graduating from high school, he worked at Coca-Cola Enterprise for ten years as a Sales Market Manager.

At the age of 31, Commissioner Craft was sworn into office, where he is now serving his second term, after being re-elected in 2008. Since being elected into office, he has served as the Chairman twice.

Commissioner Craft has been active in collaborating and developing strategies to help reduce costs associated with those who are incarcerated, by serving as Chairman of the Public Safety Coordinating Council and the Court Facilities Space Needs Committee. Due to his perseverance, dedication, and foresight, he has been instrumental in reducing costs, which has saved millions of tax dollars through increased efficiencies within the system.

In 2009, Commissioner Craft served as Chairman for the Treasure Coast Council of Local Governments. He continues to serve on this committee along with other elected officials from Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee County. Commissioner Craft understands the importance of working together with neighboring entities in order to attract businesses to St. Lucie County; thus, increasing the opportunities for creating jobs for local residents.

For the past three years, Commissioner Craft has served on the Value Adjustment Board (VAB) in which he is always willing to listen and provide property homeowners with the opportunity to express their concerns. Since then the VAB has processed more than 3,000 petitions.

Commissioner Craft also serves on the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council, Healthy Kids Board, Treasure Coast Education and Research Development Board, Environmental Control Board, St. Lucie County Sustainability Committee, St. Lucie County Insurance Committee, and the Transportation Planning Organization.

Chris sits on the board of Healthy Kids, an organization which distributes applications for uninsured children to participate in Florida KidCare. He also serves on the Treasure Coast Education Development Authority, working to bring jobs to the region's education and industrial parks. He has chaired the St. Lucie County Property & Homeowner Associations, St. Lucie County Erosion District, Public Safety Coordinating Council, Court Facilities Space Needs Committee, and Value Adjustment Board, among others.

Chris was born on May 7, 1973, is a resident of Lakewood Park, and a native of St. Lucie County. He has been married to his wife Patti for 13 years and is the father of one daughter, Sydni, who is looking forward to campaigning with her dad.

Serving as the Tax Collector isn't about setting millage rates, it's about providing quality customer service, creating innovated programs to reach residents and being accessible. Through two terms as County Commissioner, Chris has helped lead St. Lucie County in earning more than 75 state and national awards from organizations such as the International City/County Management Association, National Association of Counties, Florida City/County Managers Association, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, Florida Airports Council, Florida Green Building Coalition and others. These awards have honored St. Lucie County for its innovated programs and excellent public relations and marketing efforts.

   

Current Events

Chris Craft, St. Lucie County Tax Collector

   

General Information

Chris Craft, St. Lucie County Tax Collector

   

Online Forms

Tax Collector
 
   Employment Application
   Summary Of The 2012-13 Budget

DMV, Tags & Titles, Auto, Boats, Mobile Home, and Driver License
 
   Application for Certificate of Title With/Without Registration
   Application for Disabled Person Parking Permit
   Application for Replacement License Plate, Validation Decal or Parking Permit
   Application for Duplicate or Lost In Transit/Reassignment for a Motor Vehicle,           Mobile Home or Vessel Title Certificate
   Application for Retirement of a Mobile Home Certificate of Title
   Application for Personalized License Plate
   2012 Motorcycle, CDL and Driver's Handbooks
 
   State of Florida, forms by # – Motor Vehicle, Mobile Homes, Vessel

Dealer Forms
 
   Dealer Transaction Worksheet

Alarms
 
   Application
   Cancellation Form
   Replacement Form
   Alarm Company Transaction Sheet

Local Business Tax Receipts
 
   Application
   Affidavit
   Checklist
   Fees Table

Zoning Compliance
 
   Checklist
   Business Application
   Home Occupations Application
   Health Department Hazardous Waste

Tourist Development Tax
 
   Application
   Change of Address Form
   Inactive Form
   Online Coupon

Property Tax
 
   Application To Participate In The Installment Payment Plan
   Land Use Codes - List
   County Map of Parcel Id's
   Subdivision Index for Parcel Id

Delinquent Property Tax, County Held Certificates
 
   Tax Sale Certificate Bidder Information
   Endorsement Form Transfer Of Tax Certificate
   Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification

Customer Satisfaction Survey

Our office is proud to provide the residents of  St. Lucie County quality customer service.

  What type of customer are you? "choose one of the following":
 
Property Owner, Motor Vehicle, Vessel or Mobile Home Owner, Driver, Hunter or Fisherman.
Escrow Company, Title Company, Hotel, Motel or Business Owner.
Dealership (Autos/Vessels), Title Service or Financial Institution.
Vendor, Business Partner, Tax Authority, Special District Representative, or Government Agency.
Tax Certificate Buyer/Investor.

Your input is important to us, thank you for taking the time to let us know how we did. If you have additional questions or need more information, please contact our office by phone, email or mail.

SCAM - Online Driver License Website Alert

It has been brought to our attention there is a website that Florida citizens are accessing through Google to renew their driver license.

If you Google "Florida Driver License Renewal", the top two websites are not State of Florida websites. These two websites charge a $14 fee. If you go onto the website, it does warn the customer they are not on a state website, but many people do not read this warning and will continue with the process.

Please be aware, the correct website to renew a Florida driver license is https://services.flhsmv.gov/VirtualOffice/.

   

Employment Opportunities

Job Opening: St. Lucie County Tax Collector
Part Time, Customer Service Rep


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.

   

Current Office Wait Times


Office Location Currently Waiting Approximate Wait Time

Driver License Renewal
Walton Road Office 0 Customers 0 Minutes
Virginia Avenue Office 9 Customers 44 Minutes

Virginia Avenue Only
Driving Tests 0 Customers 0 Minutes

As of 11:15:49 AM.

   

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

Site Art Work

Colleen Nask Becht, North Atlantic Ocean

Important Dates And Deadlines

Your Birthday
Observed Holidays
 
January April July October
February May August November
March June September December
 
Select a month to view from the list above.
 
 
Your Birthday

First, we want to wish you a Happy Birthday!

Next, always remember to renew your auto (vehicle) registration and tag or boat (vessel) registration and decal on or before midnight of your birthday (or the expiration date indicated on your auto or boat registration). Generally, auto and boat registrations are issued to expire annually on the birthday of the 1st owner listed on the registration.

This applies to passenger cars, recreational vehicles, light trucks under 5,000 lbs., small trailers, motorcycles and boats. (Exceptions are: company owned vehicles which are renewed in June; some lease vehicles; and, truck-tractors, semi-trailers, trucks over 5000 lbs., and 9 passenger automobiles for hire which must be renewed in December.)

Note: Vehicle registrations and tags may be renewed 90 days prior to their expiration.

   

Important Dates And Deadlines

Your Birthday
Observed Holidays
 
January April July October
February May August November
March June September December
 
 
 
January

In January, a 2% discount can be earned for early payment of real estate property taxes and/or tangible personal property taxes.

January 31st is the deadline to file for Homestead Tax Deferral.

   

Important Dates And Deadlines

Your Birthday
Observed Holidays
 
January April July October
February May August November
March June September December
 
 
 
April

On April 1st all unpaid real estate taxes and all unpaid tangible personal property taxes become delinquent.

Also, beginning April 1st (through June 30th), new businesses seeking to obtain a county Business Tax Receipt will be assessed only one-half of the cost of an annual license.

On April 30th, all applications for next year's property tax payment installment plan are due.

   

Important Dates And Deadlines

Your Birthday
Observed Holidays
 
January April July October
February May August November
March June September December
 
 
 
July

In July, International Registration Plan (IRP) or apportioned autos (vehicles) which are commercial truck-tractors and trucks over 26,000 lbs that also travel outside Florida must file for registration renewal.

Also in July, the renewal of annual county Local Business Tax Receipts begins.

   

Important Dates And Deadlines

Your Birthday
Observed Holidays
 
January April July October
February May August November
March June September December
 
 
 
October

Beginning October 1st, any county Business Tax Receipt that is not renewed is subject to late renewal penalties and possible collection costs.

   

Important Dates And Deadlines

Your Birthday
Observed Holidays
 
January April July October
February May August November
March June September December
 
 
 
February

In February, a 1% discount can be earned for early payment of real estate property taxes and/or tangible personal property taxes.

   

Important Dates And Deadlines

Your Birthday
Observed Holidays
 
January April July October
February May August November
March June September December
 
 
 
May

On May 1st, the Tax Collector's Office begins processing tax warrants on delinquent tangible personal property taxes.

   

Important Dates And Deadlines

Your Birthday
Observed Holidays
 
January April July October
February May August November
March June September December
 
 
 
August

Nothing due for the month of August.

   

Important Dates And Deadlines

Your Birthday
Observed Holidays
 
January April July October
February May August November
March June September December
 
 
 
November

In November, collection of real estate and tangible personal property taxes begins.

Also in November, early payment of real estate property taxes and/or tangible personal property taxes earns you a 4% discount.

   

Important Dates And Deadlines

Your Birthday
Observed Holidays
 
January April July October
February May August November
March June September December
 
 
 
March

March 1st is the deadline to file new homestead exemptions with the Property Appraiser's Office.

All real estate property taxes / tangible personal property taxes are due in full by the 31st of March; also due in March is the fourth and final installment payments for those who are on the Property Tax Installment Plan.

   

Important Dates And Deadlines

Your Birthday
Observed Holidays
 
January April July October
February May August November
March June September December
 
 
 
June

In June, the first installment is due, including a 6% discount, for those who are on the Property Tax Installment Payment Plan.

Following required advertisements, a tax certificate sale for delinquent real estate property taxes will begin on or before June 1st.

Finally, company owned autos (vehicles) must have their registrations renewed in the month of June.

   

Important Dates And Deadlines

Your Birthday
Observed Holidays
 
January April July October
February May August November
March June September December
 
 
 
September

In September, the second installment is due, including a 4 1/2% discount, for those who are on the Property Tax Installment Payment Plan.

September 30th is the deadline for renewing all county Business Tax Receipts.

   

Important Dates And Deadlines

Your Birthday
Observed Holidays
 
January April July October
February May August November
March June September December
 
 
 
December

In December, the third installment is due, including a 3% discount, for those who are on the Property Tax Installment Payment Plan.

Also in December, registrations must be renewed for all autos (vehicles) which are truck tractors, semi-trailers, trucks over 5,000 lbs., and 9 passenger automobiles for hire.

Finally, mobile home owners, who do not also own the property on which their mobile home is affixed, are required to renew their mobile home annual registration and decal before December 31st.

   

Alert - You are now leaving the Tax Collector,
St. Lucie County Web Site

Your next stop will be "MyFwc.Com" the "Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission" Web Site, this site is owned and operated by the State of Florida. Once there you can purchase a license.

Click "OK" to continue to the "MyFwc.Com" web site.

Alert - You are now leaving the Tax Collector,
St. Lucie County Web Site

Your next stop will be "RevenueRecovery.Net" the "Revenue Recovery Solutions Inc" Web Site, this site is owned and operated by a third party vendor. Once there you can learn about Revenue Recovery.

Click "OK" to continue to the "RevenueRecovery.Net" web site.