St. Johns County Tax Collector Dennis W. Hollingsworth, CFC, in an effort to make paying your tax bill as convenient as possible for Historic City News readers, notified us of several different options designed to suit the needs, schedules and preferences of all taxpayers.
The most tried and true method of payment is the U.S. mail. Simply place your tax bill with the proper payment (personal check, cashier’s check or money order) in the return envelope sent with the bill. Please write your property parcel number on the check and place a first-class stamp on the envelope.
With online credit card payment increasing due to convenience, the Tax Collector’s office offers an online payment service to residents with Internet access and a credit card. Access the St. Johns County Tax Collector’s website, www.sjctax.us, and follow the prompts for payment. Please note that a convenience fee is associated with this service. The convenience fee is collected by and transmitted to the credit card companies that process the transaction; this office does not retain any portion of the fee.
Anyone who prefers personalized service is welcome to visit any of the Tax Collector’s five offices. All of the following locations are open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. The St. Augustine main office is also open till 6:00 p.m. every Friday.
The main office in St. Augustine also will be open on Saturday, Nov. 27 from 8:30-12:00. Please note that the branch offices will be closed on this day. All locations will be closed Thursday Nov. 25 and Friday Nov. 26 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
For your added convenience, we have a drop box for payment by check only on the east side of the St. Augustine location. NO CASH COLLECTED IN THE DROP BOX OR BY CURBSIDE SERVICE, PLEASE.
As a courtesy to the residents of St. Johns County, the Tax Collector will offer limited curbside service for tax collection at the main office location, 4030 Lewis Speedway during the last few days of the 4 percent discount collection period.