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    Our Purpose: The Chamber is organized to advance the general welfare and prosperity of Jackson County, Florida, so that its citizens and its business community shall prosper and enjoy the benefits of livable communities, a healthy economy, and a high quality of living.

    Our Mission: The Chamber shall seek to ensure the thriving economy through a program of relevant member services, active business advocacy, and effective government relations.

  • Please refer to www.MyFlorida.com or one of the following websites for Florida relocation requirements and resources:

    • Elder Affairs (Retiring in Florida) www.elderaffairs.state.fl.us
    • Department of Revenue: www.myflorida.com/dor
    • See these sections of the Florida Statutes: www.leg.state.fl.us
      • Section 222.17 (homestead exemption)
      • Section 1009.21 (residency requirements for tuition and state financial aid for education)
      • Section 196.015 (permanent residency)
      • Section 372.57 (fishing licenses)

    Taxes

    • Personal Income Tax: None
    • State Retail Sales Tax: 6.0%
    • Florida Corporate Income Tax: 5.5% on net income
    • Ad valorem (real estate) taxes combine city, county and school district levies, plus special assessments.
      • Homestead Exemption: Up to $50,000
      • Property is assessed at approximately 100% of true market value.
      • Jackson County ranks among the lowest millage rates in the state
      • Gasoline Tax: ? cents per gallon (local), 36.7 cents per gallon (state)

    Name Change for United State Citizens

    If you have legally changed your name by marriage or court order, you must submit the original or a certified copy of your marriage certificate or court order. No photo-copies will be accepted unless certified by the issuing authority. New residents who have a current driver’s license from another state are required to pass only the vision portion of the examination. First-time applicants must take vision, written and road tests. Applicants should make an appointment to take the drivers examination.

    Driver’s Licenses and ID Cards – www.flhsmv.gov

    The name assigned to the social security number must match the name that will appear on the Florida driver’s license or identification card. If you have recently changed your name, update your records with the Social Security Administration before you apply for your license or identification card. The cost for a first time Florida license is $48. The license is valid for eight years. License renewal is $48 and a replacement license is $25. Document requirement include: birth certificate, social security card, two proofs of residential address. Name changes must show marriage license or divorce papers.

    Automobile Tags and Registration

    New residents must register their vehicles and obtain a Florida license tag within ten days of establishing legal residency, beginning work, or registering children in the public school system. Military personnel and students are exempt. Proof of Florida insurance, your out-of-state title or registration, and a completed Florida State Form 82042 which verifies the vehicle’s identity number and odometer reading is required. Please visit the Florida Department of Highway and Motor Vehicles’ website at www.flhsmv.gov for more information or the Jackson County Tax Collector website at www.jacksoncountytaxcollector.com.

    Jackson County Tax Collector’s Offices/Division of Motor Vehicles Offices

    Marianna - Downtown CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO HURRICANE DAMAGE
    Location:
    4445 E. Lafayette St., Ste 107
    Mailing Address: PO Box 697,
    Marianna, FL 32447
    850-482-9653
    FAX: 850-526-3821
    Monday - Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
     
    Graceville
    Location:
    5386 Cliff Street
    Mailing Address: PO Box 655
    Graceville, FL 32440
    850-263-3218
    FAX: 850-263-2637
    Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm                          
     
    Sneads
    Location:
    8087 Highway 90
    Mailing Address: PO Box 520,
    Sneads, FL 32460
    850-593-6737
    FAX: 850-593-5388
    Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm                      
     
    Drivers License Office
    Location:
    3613 Hwy 90
    Marianna, FL 32446
    850-482-9602
    FAX: 850-482-9603
    Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm