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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
2816 S. Bay Street. Eustis FL
Golden Triangle Branch:
15733 Dora Avenue, Tavares FL
Lady Lake Branch:
918 Avenida Central St, Lady Lake FL
1340 Citizens Blvd., Leesburg FL
South Lake Branch
194 N. Hwy 27, Clermont FL
346 Burleigh Blvd., Tavares FL
317 W. Main Street, Tavares FL
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 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.
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
Duke Energy: 800 700-8744
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
Daily Commercial: 352 365-8200
The Lake Sentinel: 1 800 359-5353