October 12, 2020
From Mary Carol Murdock
The Graceville Branch office of the Jackson County Tax Collector will be moving to a new location soon. September 29, was the last opening day at the current location opened many years ago by retired Tax Collector, Betty Ford Hatcher. Mrs. Hatcher moved the tag office from the city hall into the old hospital owned by W.W. Richardson, adding property taxes and hunting and fishing license to the services already provided.
The Jackson County Board of County Commissioners have leased to own the Nolin Building, at 5422 Cliff Street in Graceville, from the Baptist College of Florida to relocate the Fire and Rescue station currently in Campbellton. This transaction took place earlier in the year and the County invited the Tax Collector’s office to join them in relocating to their new facility.
The Tax Collector’s office has had a delay in moving into their new location, due to the incompletion of equipment installations. Tax Collector, Mary Carol Murdock states that “There are multiple communications lines and equipment to be installed by several sources and it is out of our hands until everything is complete”. During this waiting period, customers are encouraged to pay property taxes and renew license plate decals by mail at P.O. Box 697, Marianna, FL 32447 or online at www.jacksoncountytaxcollector.com with our new mobile app. You may also call our office at 850-482-9653 and pay taxes and renew license plates by phone with your credit card for a 2 ½ convenience fee charged by the credit card vendor. Please have your tag number and proof of insurance available to send to us for verification. Your parcel number(s) will be needed for payment of ad valorem taxes. Courthouse hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8:00-4:00.