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Barbara Ford-Coates - Florida Tax Collector serving Sarasota County
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  • Welcome to your 24-Hour Service Center
  • Skip The Trip, Pay Online - Pay Taxes, Renew Driver's License, Renew Registration
  • Welcome to your 24-Hour Service Center
  • Skip The Trip, Pay Online - Pay Taxes, Renew Driver's License, Renew Registration

County-Held Tax Certificates

County-held tax certificates are available for purchase online at an interest rate of 18% per year. These are the tax certificates that were not purchased at the annual June sale. You can view the list of available certificates without registering as an investor. However, you must register in order to purchase certificates. More information is available online.

REAL ID License or ID Card

The countdown in on! Starting May 7, 2025, Florida residents planning to use their driver's license or ID Card to board a federally regulated domestic flight must have a REAL ID compliant card with gold star. More information at If you do not already have a gold star, or if you have one but your information has changed, visit to learn what you need to bring to update your card. When you have all your documents, schedule your appointment online.

Get Ready for Your Road Test

Do you have a road test appointment soon? We want to make sure you are ready for your test and have all the tools you need to pass! Take a moment to view these helpful videos on certain driving maneuvers you will be required to complete. Thank you to our friends at the Manatee County Tax Collector's Office for creating these helpful videos!

Appointments for Services

Appointments are recommended for all services and can be scheduled online. Appointments are required for the Road or Written Test, Concealed Weapon License, and any service in the North Port Office. You must be a Sarasota County resident. If you are establishing residency or are a seasonal resident, you are eligible for an appointment. If you live outside of Sarasota County, please visit your local Tax Collector or contact for residency requirement exceptions. Customers who walk in without an appointment may encounter a long wait or may be turned away if the office is at capacity.

Having trouble making your payment online or need assistance with something else? Call 941.861.8300 or email

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Downtown Sarasota
   Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30-5:00
   Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30-5:00
   Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30-5:00
North Port
   Appointment Required