Adam Putnam Announces Expanded Concealed Weapon License Service with Tax Collectors
By CapitalSoup.com // September 1, 2015
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam today joined St. Johns County Tax Collector Dennis W. Hollingsworth to announce that participating tax collectors throughout Florida will be expanding the concealed weapon license service offered to Floridians to include renewals.
“We’re making both the application and renewal process for concealed weapon licenses even more convenient for Floridians,” stated Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam.
“I thank all of our partnering tax collectors for their willingness to extend our services at their locations throughout the state.”
“This is an example of true leadership from the state level. Commissioner Putnam identified the inconvenience and difficulty involved with the public attempting to secure their Concealed Weapons License. Therefore, he and his agency reached out to the tax collectors, realizing their agencies were more conveniently spread out throughout the state. We thank Commissioner Putnam for the partnership with his agency to serve the public more efficiently,” stated St. Johns County Tax Collector Dennis W. Hollingsworth.
Anyone who has moved since the issuance of their concealed weapon license should update his or her address online at FreshFromFlorida.com.
The 13 tax collectors participating in both the application and renewal process for concealed weapon licenses include the following counties: Walton, Hillsborough, Martin, St. Johns, Brevard, Marion, Lee, Pinellas, Pasco, Highlands, Okaloosa, Indian River and Nassau.
Since the partnership with tax collectors began, 14,711 concealed weapon license applications have been accepted by tax collector offices.
Florida concealed weapon licenses are processed by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
To make the process more convenient for Floridians, tax collector offices have been given authority to take applications, fingerprint the applicants and send the information securely to the department for final determination. There are currently more than 1.4 million concealed weapon licenses.
Additionally, in July 2015, Commissioner Putnam announced that the department is expediting concealed weapon license applications for all active military members and veterans.
For more information, visit FreshFromFlorida.com