Relocate to Charlotte County. Welcome Home!
Charlotte County, Florida, Cities/Towns – Cleveland, Englewood, Grove City, Harbour Heights, Palm Island, Placida, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, West Rotonda, Solana. Charlotte County is a mainly agricultural and residential area with Punta Gorda as the County Seat. If you want to Relocate to Charlotte County, here you may find a few helpful phone numbers.
|CountyOffice.org – Find Government Offices in Charlotte County|
|Charlotte County City Data|
|Charlotte County GIS Map|
|Charlotte County Clerk of Court|
|Charlotte County Tax Collector|
William H. Reilly Administration Building
Taxes in Charlotte County
Property Taxes: Market value is the price a property would sell for when both buyer and seller seek the best price. Neither of them is under pressure to sell or buy. The property tax in Florida is not based on market value, the assessed value of the property is used instead.
The county property appraiser is the guy who makes the assessments each year. The assessed value is the value of the property after all the reductions, limitations and caps have been applied. The Property Tax is than calculated by multiplying the taxable value by the millage rate.
Exemptions, like homestead or disability, can deduct the assessed value substantially. However, not everybody will be eligible. Homestead exemption alone will deduct the assessed value by $50,000. For a $200,000 home this is an interesting amount of deduction. But only primary residences qualify for homestead exemption. Sigh!
Hunting and Fishing License
The Tax Collector serves as an agent of of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. In this capacity, the Tax Collector is responsible for the sale of a variety of hunting and fishing permits. It is the Tax Collector’s duty to collect all monies from these sales and maintain the records associated with these transactions. A valid license or permit is required by all persons who intend to hunt or fish in Florida. Licenses can be purchased at any Charlotte County Tax Collector’s Office, at various local sub-agents designated by the Tax Collector, or online. For the most current information, please contact the Tax Collector’s office or visit The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commision’s webite.
Driver’ License and Car registration
Driver License services can be performed at all three Tax Collector locations. Please note that road tests are ONLY performed at our Punta Gorda and Englewood locations by appointment only. To schedule a road test appointment please call (941)743-1350. Written tests are available in all three locations until 3:30 pm. Driver licenses will stop being issued at 4:45 pm. Renew your vehicle/vessel registration.
When you Relocate to Charlotte County you need a Pet License
Yes! The owners of a dog or cat are required to have their carnivore vaccinated against rabies, and they are also required to obtain a county license tag.
Charlotte County has a dog friendly environment, and there are two dog parks in Charlotte County where owners may allow their best friend to be unleashed. Unleashed? Woof, your dog will love that part. But…and there is always a but…the dogs need to have a county license (tag) and the rabies vaccination needs to be current. Otherwise you and your dog will get arrested. Well, maybe not, but you can get fined for it. Who likes that?
Check this out and sniff around a little:
- Edgewater Dog Park – 22410 Glass Lane, Port Charlotte and
- Oyster Creek Regional Park – 6781 San Casa Dr., Englewood