Tangible Personal Property Tax is a tax levied against
the furniture and equipment of a business and the
attachments to a mobile home. After the assessed
value is determined by the Property Appraiser and
millage rates are set by the taxing authorities, the
tangible tax roll is then certified and delivered to the
Tax Collector for collection. Tax statements are
mailed on or before November 1 of each year with
payments receiving the following discount
4% if paid in November
3% if paid in December
2% if paid in January
1% if paid in February
become delinquent April 1 of each year, at which time a
1.5% penalty per month (18% per year) is added to the
bill. Within 45 days after the Personal Property
Tax becomes delinquent, a list of delinquent tangible
personal property taxpayers will be advertised once in a
local newspaper; the cost of the advertisement will be
added to the amount of the tax bill due.
Businesses and mobile home owners with attachments who
have overdue taxes will have warrants issued against
them by the Tax Collector; the Tax Collector will also
apply to the Circuit Court for an order directing levy
and seizure of the owner's tangible personal property
for the amount of unpaid taxes and costs.
the Tax Collector is responsible for collecting tangible
personal property tax, changes to that tax roll (i.e.
name, address, location, and assessed value) are
processed through the Property Appraiser's
Lois Howell-Hunter, is a lifelong resident of Jefferson County. She was elected as Tax Collector in 2000 and is currently serving her 4th term in office. Mrs. Hunter has made history as being the first female and the first African-American to serve in this capacity in Jefferson County.
As Tax Collector, it is Mrs. Hunter's goal to provide the citizens of Jefferson County with the most curteous, friendly, efficient and professional level of service possible. Prior to becoming Tax Collector Mrs. Hunter worked as a Clerk here at the Tax Office for 16 years.
Lois Howell-Hunter received her Certified Florida Collector designation(C.F.C.) from the Florida Department of Revenue in 2001. She is actively involved in the Florida Tax Collectors Association, which works to promote fairness, efficiency and accountability. In her leadership role, Lois has made significant improvements in the office operations and customer service which have directly impacted the community.
Recently, Mrs. Hunter was installed as a District Director (District 3) on the Board of Directors of the Florida Tax Collectors, Inc., the state-wide Association of Florida's 67 Tax Collectors. The Association is made up of hard working public servants, whose top focus is on providing fast, efficient and responsive service to our customers.
Mrs. Hunter is active in her community, supports many local initiatives and has received many awards. She is a current member of Casa Bianca Missionary Baptist Church and the mother of Yolonda Nealy and grandmother of Londra, Tre', Kalaree and Kelani.
Mrs. Hunter deems it an honor and privilege to serve the citizens of Jefferson County.