Cantonment Tax Office Closing Monday; Molino Office Opens July 2

June 7, 2012

The Escambia County Tax Collector’s Cantonment office will close next Monday, June 11, as it is moved permanently to a new location in Molino. A newly constructed 7,000 square foot building for the tax collector and property appraiser  will open in Molino on Monday, July 2.

The Molino service center on Highway 95A will process motor vehicle and vessel registrations and titles, hunting and fishing licenses, property taxes, and business tax receipts.  Limited driver license and ID card services will be available by appointment only.  The new office will continue to offer drive thru service and a 24-hour drop box. Office hours will remain the same — Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

The Molino office is opening ahead of schedule, according to Tax Collector Janet Holley, as construction continues next door to covert the old Molino School into a 15,600 square foot library, community center and museum by November.

“We could not move during tax season,” Holley said, “so we are glad to be moving in now.” By October, the office is busy preparing tax bills.

The county currently leases the Cantonment service center location in the old Winn Dixie Shopping Center for about $60,000 per year. That money, Holley said, will likely be saved and  returned by her office to the county’s coffers at the end of the fiscal year.

The current employees at the Cantonment location will be transferred to the tax collector’s Marcus Pointe office during the move, and then moved to Molino on July 2.

“The new Molino office really looks great; we are pleased,” Holley said.

The new Molino tax collector and property appraiser office will also house a polling station for early voting and elections.

Other Escambia County Tax Collector offices are located as follows:

Marcus Pointe
6451 North W Street
Pensacola, Florida 32505

507 North Navy Boulevard
Pensacola, Florida 32507

213 Palafox Place
Pensacola, Florida 32502

All offices are open 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Pictured: The new Escambia County tax collector and property appraiser office in Molino. photo, click to enlarge.


5 Responses to “Cantonment Tax Office Closing Monday; Molino Office Opens July 2”

  1. Duh on June 10th, 2012 12:13 pm

    There is a thing called the INTERNET that you can use to pay bills and it’s open 24 hours a day. I live on the north end and that’s how I pay my taxes and renew my tags. One year I had to prove I had insurance so I mailed them in. So why exactly are you complaining? Oh wait…..driver license. We do this ONCE every EIGHT YEARS according to my new license. I don’t believe I ever saw the century office half as busy as I have seen the cantonment office. It just goes to show, if you don’t use it, you lose it. I do commend them for at least trying to make it easier for us by moving it closer to century. Not as close as we would like, but maybe one day we will get another one up here.

  2. MM on June 8th, 2012 12:58 pm

    It’s a pretty building, but what happened to the ‘1 day a week extended hours’? How can a person working 8-5 find time to pay taxes? For example, I just spent a half hour in line at the Marcus Pointe office and had to leave to get back to work because the line wasn’t moving.

  3. Lady on June 7th, 2012 7:54 pm

    I agree wholeheartedly with huh. Why can’t services still be offered in Century?
    At least one or two days/week with a “paid for” facility would be a great asset to the North end residents. There are a lot of seniors that will still have to drive to Molino. “THE PEOPLE” of this county never gets a voice in these decisions – only HIGHLY PAID INDIVIDUALS that are “double dipping” in salaries that could be put toward taxes individuals have to pay on EVERYTHING. It is not fair but we do not have the population to make changes in our governing officials so check into what these people make already in compensation when they run for office. If a person is on the same level as his constituents then they will make better decisions based on “a living example” of how to manage our taxes.

  4. Carolyn Bramblett on June 7th, 2012 6:27 am

    The county was paying $60,000 a year to rent that space? That was insane.

  5. huh on June 7th, 2012 6:03 am

    I still don’t think is made ANY since to move from a PAID FOR building in Century to Cantonment. It much to far away for a lot of the people in the northend of the community, but as usual, we don’t count!!! The Molino office will be closer, but still has cost the taxpayers for the new building. As usual, wasted money!!!

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