Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Everglades City Library/Tax Collector Joint Use Arrangement Continues

The Board of County Commissioners today approved a Letter of Understanding with the Tax Collector’s office that formalizes the arrangement between the Tax Collector’s office and the Collier County Library for joint use of the Everglades City satellite office/library. The office is staffed by an employee of the Tax Collector.

“The Collier County Library has shared space at Everglades City Hall with the Tax Collector for more than 20 years,” said District 5 Commissioner Jim Coletta. “This cooperative arrangement has enabled both offices to provide efficient and effective service to the residents and visitors of Everglades City.”

The Everglades City Library offers both adult and children’s library materials including books, DVDs and audio books. Everglades City residents have full use of the Library’s ‘virtual’ library through the website: www.colliergov.net/library The virtual library includes downloadable audio and e-books; full-text magazine and newspaper articles on-line; homework help through a variety of electronic databases; ability to study languages such as Chinese Mandarin, German, Spanish, Farsi, Irish, Italian, Korean and many others; information to research investments; and many other topics. Materials that were borrowed from other Collier County libraries can be returned to the Everglades City branch. Residents can use an Internet computer at the library, or bring their laptops and use the Library’s WiFi connection—wireless can be used within the area around the library even when the library is closed.

The Tax Collector services offered at the Everglades City branch include property tax payments, vessel registration, motor vehicle registration and hunting and fishing licenses.

“Cooperative arrangements between county offices and the Tax Collector have proven beneficial to the residents of Collier County and continue to offer the most efficient services at the lowest cost to taxpayers,” said Tax Collector Larry Ray.

The Tax Collector’s office is responsible for the salary of the office employee. Supervision and management of the employee is also the responsibility of the Tax Collector.

The office is located at 102 Copeland Ave. N. Business hours are 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The one person office closes for lunch from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Commissioner Coletta at 252-8097.

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