Clerk’s Payment Kiosks Available in Largo and Clearwater Tax Collector’s Offices
CLEARWATER – Once again the collaboration of two Pinellas County Constitutional Officers has resulted in convenient payment options for traffic offenders, Clerk of the Circuit Court Ken Burke and Tax Collector Diane Nelson have announced
Due to the success of the first Clerk’s payment kiosk placed at the Mid County Tax Collector's Office at 13025 Starkey Road in Largo, a second one has been placed at the North County Tax Collector’s Office located at 29399 US 19 N., in Clearwater. At both locations customers may pay fines with debit or credit card.
“Customers often come into [the Tax Collector’s] office without realizing they have outstanding tickets that must be paid to the Clerk’s Office before they can reinstate their driver license,” said Nelson. They have go to the Clerk’s Office to pay fines and get their D6 clearance [driver license reinstatement], then come back to our office to get their license reinstated.”
Using the kiosks, customers can both pay fines and print out any necessary paperwork, such as a driver license (D6) clearance without coming to the Clerk’s Office, according to Burke.
“We have many convenient payment options. But these don’t help people who are at the Tax Collector’s when they realize they need to make payments to the Clerk,” said Burke.
Although the Amscot, automated phone line, mail, drop box and internet options are available 24/7, Burke cautions that when using these customers will still need to come into or contact the Clerk’s Office to obtain official copies.
Payments of fines for misdemeanor and felony cases, municipal and county ordinances, and boating and traffic citations may also be made at the two kiosks. Processed by the same vendor as the Clerk’s online and phone payments, the vendor’s standard $4.49 service fee applies at the kiosks. For information visit the websites at www.pinellasclerk.org or www.taxcollect.com.
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