Walton County Tax Collector Rhonda Skipper has been working diligently to continue to provide excellent customer service for the citizens of Walton County during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Even though our lobby areas are closed we are still open for business to our citizens through our Customer Call Center phone lines, emails and drop boxes” said Mrs. Skipper. Since the COVID-19 lock down order, transactions continue to come through our office daily. The Walton County Tax Collector’s office remains committed to providing essential services to our citizens and neighbors.
Mrs. Skipper would like to share the following information concerning the transactions and customers served during the COVID-19 pandemic within the last three weeks.
Transactions and revenue collected 3/23/2020 – 4/10/2020
- DMV/DL – 1,400 / Total Revenue: $79,557.33
- Taxes – 1,696 / Total Revenue: $3,022,470.18
- DMV – 816 / Total Revenue: $37,872.07
- Taxes – 899 / Total Revenue: $1,848,975.85
- DMV/DL – 1,507 / Total Revenue: $230,275.09
- Taxes – 577 / Total Revenue: $873,375.05
- Other – 17 / Total Revenue: $437.25
Total Calls Received: 5,708
Total Transactions: 6,912
Total Revenue Collected: $6,092,870.82
Total Customer Served: 12,620
Keeping CDL holders current is one of our top priorities. The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles understands the importance of keeping these individuals working to deliver supplies, groceries and necessary equipment during this pandemic. The Walton County Tax Collector’s office is doing everything we can to assist CDL drivers during this time.
Governor Ron DeSantis recently approved Emergency Order 041320 (Pursuant to Executive Order 20-52) authorizing the following extensions:
- Extends the effective period of all driver licenses and identification cards that expire between March 16, 2020 through April 15, 2020, for 60 days. (For example, licenses to expire on March 16 are valid through May 15, 2020).
- Extends the effective period of all driver licenses and identification cards that expire between April 16, 2020 through April 30, 2020, for 30 days.
- Extends through June 30, 2020, the effective period of commercial driver licenses and commercial driver instructional permits with expiration dates on or after March 16, 2020.
- Waives the delinquent renewal fees during the extension period for these driver licenses and identification cards described in the above bullets.
- Waives, through June 30, 2020, medical examiner certificate for those CDL drivers who have proof of a valid medical certificate issued for a period of 90 days or longer that expired on or after March 1, 2020. Note this does not include original CDL issuances.
Additionally, the order also:
- Allows DUI programs to institute distance learning methodologies, in lieu of the face-to-face requirement in statute, while Executive Order 20-52 is in effect.
- Extends effective period of apportioned registrations under the International Registration Plan (IRP) with expirations dates of April 30, 2020, for 30 days and waives delinquent renewal fees during the extension period.
- Waives the enforcement of registration requirements for commercial motor vehicles that enter Florida to provide emergency services, etc.
- Waives enforcement of licensing and registration requirements under IFTA for commercial motor vehicles that are properly registered in other jurisdictions and is participating in emergency relief efforts.
We will continue to closely monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) through the CDC and other agencies as we continue to ensure the protection of our customers and employees. Thank you all for your patience and understanding during this time.