The high volume of mail being received, and a technical issue, has caused a delay in the processing time. All payments postmarked by November 30th will be honored for the discounted amount. You may confirm a payment has been processed here.
The 2020 Tax Roll is Open. Online Payments will be accepted starting November 2, 2020 after 2:00 P.M. EST. Please read the information below for Important Tax Reminders and/or to make a payment.
Notice: The incorrect millage rate was used when calculating Oviedo Bonds, which is reflected in the Taxing Authority Breakdown on our tax bills. The Oviedo Bonds is not listed on some of our tax bills, but the amount is reflected in the total due for that bill. Fortunately, the Combined Taxes and Assessments amount due shown on your tax bill is correct. Please email Janet.Rufas@seminolecounty.tax with any questions regarding this matter.
Friendly Tax Payment Reminders
This is an extremely busy time of year for our tax department, and we are working quickly to process your payments. Please understand due to the high volume, our staff cannot take time to search the many trays of mail to confirm receipt of a payment. You may, however, confirm a payment has been processed here
To expedite your payment, please adhere to the following:
- Please DO NOT print or mark on the payment coupon
- Please DO NOT staple or tape any documents together
- Please DO NOT call to verify your payment has been received
- Please DO verify that your check is properly completed and your information up-to-date
- Please DO call your mortgage company directly if you’re unsure if they plan to pay your taxes
- Please DO refer to the back of your tax notice for information if you have recently sold your home
We offer many payment options:
Online: Credit Card* and E-check*
In person: Cash, Check, Credit Card*, Money Order
Mail: Check**, Money Order
* Credit Card has a service fee of 2.35%; e-check a $1.00 service fee
** Allow two weeks for processing and up to ten days to clear your bank
Physical Mailing Address for Tax Payments for FedEx & UPS
Seminole County Tax Collector
1101 East First St Room 1200
Sanford, FL 32771
Please Note: Canceled or Stop-Payment checks may result in further delays and/or penalties or higher fees.
Property and Tangible Tax Payments
Electronic payment transactions made online will incur a third-party processing fee added to your total payment amount. This fee is added by our payment service provider to secure all transactions. No part of the third-party fee is imposed or retained by the office of the Seminole County Tax Collector.
Taxes & Assessments
Under Florida Statute 197, the Tax Collector has the responsibility for the collection of ad valorem taxes and non-ad valorem tax assessments. These are levied by the county, municipalities, and various taxing authorities in the county. Taxes are based on the assessed value and the millage of each taxing authority.
Real Estate taxes become delinquent on April 1st of each year. After real estate taxes have become delinquent, they are advertised in a local newspaper and the advertising and collection cost is added proportionately to each delinquent tax bill.
The 2019 Delinquent Tangible Personal Property and Real Estate Taxes are published in the Orlando Sentinel.
Property Tax Payments
Payments accepted in our offices by Cash, Check, Debit Card, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Money Order or Cashier's Check.