Now that March is behind us, we are closing the books on the 2018 property tax season. If you have not yet paid your 2018 taxes, please pay now to avoid a tax certificate being sold on your property. A tax certificate is a lien on your property. The lien is created when an investor pays your delinquent taxes. If you fail to pay delinquent taxes within two years, the tax certificate holder may file a Tax Deed Application. This application allows the property to be sold at public auction. Click here for more information.
April is also distracted driving awareness month. Distracted driving is anything that takes your hands off the wheel, your eyes off the road or your mind off driving. It is extremely risky behavior that puts everyone on the road in danger. Simple tasks like changing a radio station, eating, applying makeup or sipping a cup of coffee can interrupt a driver’s focus. Texting requires manual, visual and cognitive focus making it impossible to dedicate proper attention to the road. Drivers distracted by texting are six times more likely to be in an accident than those who are intoxicated.
Join us in observing Distracted Driving Awareness month and pledge to keep your focus on the road. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram throughout the month as we highlight different distractions, provide safety tips and remind all drivers to #FocusOnDrivingFL.
Anne M. Gannon
Constitutional Tax Collector