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Florida Vehicle Registration

Florida license plates should be obtained within 30 days of establishing residency, starting employment, or enrolling kids in school. Proof of ownership and minimum liability insurance is mandated. The Tag Office will need to check the vehicle ID number, be sure to bring your vehicle with you.

Vehicle and Boat Registration and Tax Collector's Offices

All phone numbers 352 742-6501

 

Eustis Branch:

2816 S. Bay Street. Eustis FL

 

Golden Triangle Branch:

15733 Dora Avenue, Tavares FL

 

Lady Lake Branch:

918 Avenida Central St, Lady Lake FL

 

Leesburg Branch:

1340 Citizens Blvd., Leesburg FL

 

South Lake Branch

194 N. Hwy 27, Clermont FL

 

Tavares Branch:

346 Burleigh Blvd., Tavares FL

 

Occupational Licenses

352 343-9622

317 W. Main Street, Tavares FL

 

Driver's Licenses

You must obtain a driver's license within 30 days of becoming a resident. If you already have a license from another State you will only be required to take a vision test. Fees are good for 6 years.

 

Division of Driver's Licenses:

Leesburg: 352 360-6508 2219 N. Citrus Blvd.

 

Tavares: 352 742-6165 28129 CR 561

 

Property Taxes

Property taxes are based on mills, (a mill is $1 per $100 of assessed property value). Each municipality has its own millage rate, as do the counties, who take care of collections. The taxes are due November 1st of each year, with taxpayers getting a 4% discount for early payment. Homestead Exemption - Residents of Florida are exempt from paying taxes on the first $50,000 of the assessed value of their property, provided they file for the exemption between Jan. 1st and Mar. 1st. Contact the Tax Collectors Office for the county in which you reside. Filing need be done only once so long as you continue to live on the property.

 

Lake County Community Services

315 W. Main Street, Tavares 352 742-6501

This department is responsible for overseeing the quality of life for Lake residents through programs such as Elder Affairs, Affordable Housing, Citizens Commission for Children, Soil and Water Conservation District, Community Development Block Grant, Veterans Services and the Horticulture Learning Center. The latter offers residents a hands-on opportunity to learn about the peculiarities of Florida landscapes and plants through their Discovery Gardens demonstration area. It is free to the public.

 

Elder Affairs

Helpline: 352 326-5304

Elections Supervisor: 352 343-9734

315 W. Main Street, Tavares

 

Natural Gas Companies

Amerigas: 352 383-3232

TECO Peoples Gas: 1 877 832-6747

 

Electric Companies

Duke Energy: 800 700-8744

 

Cable Firms

Comcast: 352 787-7875

Florida Cable: 352 759-2788

Galaxy Cable: 352 624-1738

Bright House: 352 241-4630

 

Water, Sewer and Refuse

Contact the appropriate city hall for information.

 

Supervisor of Elections

3 Offices in Tavares, Groveland and Mount Dora 352 343-9734

 

Lake County Clerk of Courts

550 W. Main Street, Tavares 352 742-4100

 

Newspapers:

Daily Commercial: 352 365-8200

The Lake Sentinel: 1 800 359-5353

 

 

 

 

 

 

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