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Public Records

The Citrus County Tax Collector’s office maintains and destroys records in accordance with Chapters 119 and 257, Florida Statutes, Rules 1B-24 and 1B-26, Florida Administrative Code and Schedules GS1-SL & GS-13.

119.01 General state policy on public records.—
(1) It is the policy of this state that all state, county, and municipal records are open for personal inspection and copying by any person. Providing access to public records is a duty of each agency.

119.011 Definitions.—As used in this chapter, the term:
(2) “Agency” means any state, county, district, authority, or municipal officer, department, division, board, bureau, commission, or other separate unit of government created or established by law including, for the purposes of this chapter, the Commission on Ethics, the Public Service Commission, and the Office of Public Counsel, and any other public or private agency, person, partnership, corporation, or business entity acting on behalf of any public agency.

119.07 Inspection and copying of records; photographing public records; fees; exemptions.—
(1)(a) Every person who has custody of a public record shall permit the record to be inspected and copied by any person desiring to do so, at any reasonable time, under reasonable conditions, and under supervision by the custodian of the public records.

The Tax Collector works as an agent for various divisions of the State of Florida.

For any Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle (DHSMV) records, please contact the State Bureau of Records at (850) 617-2000. They may also be reached at the following email addresses: (Motor Vehicle Records); (Driver License Records)

Tax Deed Auctions are conducted by the Citrus County Clerk of the Circuit Court. For requests for overbid or surplus funds resulting from a tax deed auction please contact their office at (352) 341-6424 or by email at

For Tax Collector related records requests please contact our Records Management Liaison Officer (RMLO), Alicia Downing, or our Assistant Tax Collector, Barbara Good, at (352) 341-6500 or by email at


In compliance with Florida Statute 119.071(5) (a) 2.a., the Citrus County Tax Collectors office collects social security numbers on the following items.

Employment Application

The Citrus County Tax Collector’s Office collects social security numbers for the purpose of payroll eligibility verification, processing employment benefits, applicant and employee background checks, and income reporting and will be used solely for those purposes.

Business Tax Receipt Application

The Citrus County Tax Collector’s office collects social security numbers for the issuance of Business Tax Receipts in accordance with s. 205.0535(5), F.S. and Citrus County Ordinance 2006-A24.

Bidder Registration Form

The Citrus County Tax Collector’s office collects social security numbers for the purpose of 1099 IRS interest reporting.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)

The Florida fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) collects social security numbers (SSN) for the issuance of recreational and professional fishing and hunting licenses or permits to an individual in accordance with s. 372.561 F.S. and 42 USC 666 for the purposes of administration of the Title IV-D program for child support enforcement, use by the commission, and as otherwise provided by law.

Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles – Division of Driver License

Sections 322.051(1)(a) and 322.08(2)(a), Florida Statutes, require each applicant for an identification card or driver license to provide his or her social security number. The social security number is taken for the purpose of applicant identification. This information is electronically verified with the federal Social Security Administration in order to confirm the applicant’s identity. This verification is a requirement of the Federal Real ID Act of 2005.