Phone: 352-343-9602

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CUSTODIAN OF PUBLIC RECORDS
Office of the Lake County Tax Collector
320 West Main Street
Tavares, Florida 32778
Phone: 352.343.9602

In accordance with 2017-21, Laws of Florida /
§ 119, Florida Statutes

Motor Vehicles & Mobile Homes

Sales Tax

The State of Florida has a state sales and use tax of 6%. The Tax Collector, as an agent for the Florida Department of Revenue (DOR), collects sales and use tax on transactions when a customer applies for a title or transfers a title to motor vehicles, mobile homes, and boats/vessels. If a motor vehicle, mobile home, boat/vessel is traded in, sales tax is collected on the difference between the purchase price of the vehicle and the gross trade in allowance. Some exemptions to sales tax apply.

Lake County has an additional 1% Discretionary Surtax on the first $5000 of the purchase price for a maximum of $50.

Please contact our Customer Information Center at (352) 343-9602 for information regarding your specific needs.