County tax collectors around the state of Florida are becoming alternative sites for residents to apply for or renew a state concealed weapon license under the direction of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The legislation to make this all possible was passed in 2014. This unique partnership allows tax collectors to receive applications, take fingerprints and photographs and send the information to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to process the request for a concealed weapon license.
Santa Rosa County Tax Collector, Stan Colie Nichols will not be joining in – any time soon though he fully supports the neighboring counties that are participating. He is also a hunter and says he fully supports the right to bear arms.
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