These kits can help save lives

A safety measure has been added to Pasco County high schools that’s aimed to help save lives during a mass casualty or active shooter situation. The schools now have bleed control kits — designed to help prevent victims from bleeding out before emergency responders arrive. The kits contain items such as tourniquets, blood-clotting dressings and casualty extraction litter, CPR mask, … [Read more...]

Senator’s charity comes out on top

The Pasco County Tax Collector’s Office recently featured Lauren’s Kids as its charity of choice, and raised $12,346.48 for the organization. Lauren’s Kids, created in 2007 by State Sen. Lauren Book, is a statewide organization that works daily to prevent childhood sexual abuse through education and awareness. Book, herself, is a victim of childhood sexual abuse at the hands of a trusted … [Read more...]

Health services relocating to Wesley Chapel

Pasco County health clinics in Zephyrhills and Land O’ Lakes will close and their services moved to a professional office building in Wesley Chapel. The Pasco County Tax Collector’s office is expected to take over the former building used by the Land O’ Lakes clinic. County officials then plan to use the tax collector’s old space for County Development Services, which includes its permitting … [Read more...]

Vehicle registration fees drop Sept. 1

Motor vehicle registration fees will return back to their pre-2009 levels next week after better economic times no longer required the higher fees instituted during the Great Recession. Gov. Rick Scott, who is now set to face off against his predecessor, former Gov. Charlie Crist in November, said drivers will save between $17 and $25 when renewing their registration, depending on the size of … [Read more...]

Tax collector’s office raises awareness for child hearing loss

The Pasco County Tax Collector's office will feature the Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation in May, all part of the national recognition of Better Hearing & Speech Month. The purpose of the month is to bring attention to hearing and speech issues, according to a release. Locally, the Pasco County-based Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation is the key to providing hearing and speech … [Read more...]

Only renew auto tags for one year, tax collector says

There's no up-selling this time around when people visit the Pasco County Tax Collector's office. Mike Fasano is encouraging everyone who renews their auto tags and registration to only renew for one year, and ignore the option to pay two years at once. Otherwise, those looking to pay ahead could pay much more than those who take it year-by-year. "It is imperative that those who decide … [Read more...]

Tax collector’s office celebrates daily gift with license plate

For many who have had to work with hospice at some point in their lives, they know that "every day is a gift." And the Pasco County Tax Collector's Office will honor that commitment this week as it promotes the "Hospice: Every Day is a Gift" specialty license plate through March. The plate benefits the Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Association, and is sponsored locally by Gulfside Hospice … [Read more...]

Business Digest 02-26-14

Process server comes to Wesley Chapel Archangel Services has opened a new office in Wesley Chapel, providing the legal community with process service business. The company is licensed in Pasco, Hillsborough, Polk, Hardee and Highlands counties. For more information, visit ArchangelServices.us, or call (813) 358-6390.  Costine retires from tax collector’s office Cindy Costine, a longtime … [Read more...]