INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The majority of services at the tax collector’s office requiring a physical appearance will be restored Monday, officials said.
“We are grateful for the cooperation and patience of Indian River County residents and appreciate the notes and calls of encouragement and understanding we have received during our temporary reductions in walk-in services. In-office services require an appointment, which can be made on our website or over the phone,” Indian River County Tax Collector Carole Jean Jordan said.
“We thank Gov. Ron DeSantis for his leadership and quick action in encouraging preventative measures to reduce the spread of this contagious respiratory infection, and look forward to seeing our neighbors in person at any of our locations. If you are a driver who is covered under the 30-day extension, we encourage you to make an appointment to update your driver’s license, commercial license, or state ID.”
On March 20, the office previously suspended all services requiring in-person contact at its four locations. The move was an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Monday’s reopening of most in-person services at the tax collector’s office comes on the same day DeSantis’ phase one plan to reopen Florida takes effect. Some county facilities are slowly reopening as county and health department officials track the coronavirus among residents.
Jordan said road tests for drivers licenses, a service requiring close contact, will not be available. In compliance with Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, residents are required to wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth before entry.
Appointments must be made on the tax collector’s website, or by calling 772-226-1338, before arrival for in-office services. Only the person with the appointment conducting business will be allowed inside the building, Jordan said.
The drive-thru remains open without an appointment.
The tax collector’s office will resume its normal schedule from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Extended worker friendly hours are temporarily suspended to allow extra cleaning time overnight.
Anyone with further questions can contact the tax collector’s office at 772-226-1338.