Forms of Payment

Payments may be made at our office by using the following options:

  • Cash
  • Checks (in U.S. funds)
  • Debit Card (No Tax Deed transactions)
  • Credit Cards: MasterCard, Visa, American Express & Discover. (No Tax Deed transactions)

(*) A service charge will be added when using credit cards or debit cards.

  • Phone Payments – Please call 352-341-6500 (Option #2)
    (No Tax Deed Applications or Redemption Payments)

(*) A service charge will be added when using a credit card.

Payments may be made on our website:

  • Debit Card (MasterCard or VISA logo)
  • Visa Credit Card
  • MasterCard Credit Card
  • American Express Credit Card
  • Discover Card
  • E-Checks – Not accepted for certificate redemption.

(*) A service charge will be added to payments made via our website.

Payment may also be made by wire transfer.  Please contact our office for further instructions concerning this process.


Beginning June 1st each year, Delinquent Real estate taxes must be paid in certified funds such as: A money order, cashier’s check or certified check payable in US funds. Please note online bill payment checks are not accepted as a form of certified funds.

Delinquent tangible taxes may be paid with a personal of business check.


If you cannot afford to pay your tax bill, there are two options that may help:

Installment Plan

The Installment Plan provides for quarterly payment of taxes.  You still must pay the entire amount of taxes this year.  This plan allows you to pay your taxes, beginning next year, in four smaller amounts rather than one large amount.

Deferred Tax Plan

The Deferred Plan allows taxpayers to defer all or part of their taxes.  The deferred portion becomes a lien on the property and interest accrues until the taxes are paid.