The Florida Constitution established the office of the Tax Collector in 1885 based on the belief that local taxes could best be collected at the local level. In the state of Florida, Tax Collectors are independent constitutional officers elected from their counties of residence by their fellow citizens and serve the community in 4-year terms. To date, Lee County has had 15 Tax Collectors with the Honorable Noelle Branning currently serving in the role.
The Tax Collector serves as an agent for various state agencies including:
We proudly employ approximately 250 team members at seven locations across the county. In FY 2022, the office performed more than 1.6 million transactions while collecting and distributing $1.82 billion to local Taxing Authorities. As a fee-based agency, we are funded at no additional cost to taxpayers.
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