Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I register to vote?
You may register in person at the Lake County Courthouse, 315 W. Main
You may register at any Drivers License Office. In Leesburg the Driver
License Office is located at 2219 N. Citrus Boulevard.
Forms for registration by mail are available at:
- Leesburg Public Library, 100 East Main Street
- City Records, 1st Floor, City Hall, 501 W. Meadow Street
For more information about Voter Registration in Lake County call 343-9734, or visit the Supervisor of Elections .
More information about Voter Registration in Florida is available at:
Florida Department of State - Division of Elections .
Where do I apply for a business tax receipt?
Business Tax Receipt Office at 204 N. 5th Street, across from City Hall. 728-9760.
More information is available on our Business Tax Receipts page.
For information about business tax receipt regulations in Lake County,
contact Business Tax Receipts in the Tax Collector's Office, 317 W. Main
Street, Tavares, 343-9622.
Where can I obtain building permits?
Building Services Division, Community Development Department
204 5th Street
Leesburg, Florida 34748
Between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 pm
Do I need a permit for a yard sale? Or for a car wash fund raiser?
Yard sales, garage sales, carport sales, and charity sales
such as car washes are governed by the City’s Code of Ordinances.
Violation may result in a citation requiring you to appear before the Code
You must have a permit to hold one of these sales.
You may apply for a permit at the Information Desk on the first floor of City Hall.
Permits are free.
Permits are issued only for Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
You MAY NOT have a sale on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday.
You must specify the day or days of the sale by date. You may request a
permit for two consecutive Thursday, Friday, and Saturday dates. (For a total of
no more than six days.)
You must wait 90 days after the last date on the permit before you can apply for
You must display the permit at the sale.
You may not display merchandise after the expiration date on the permit.
You may not post signs on any City property.
For more information, call 728-9800.
Relevant sections of the City of Leesburg Code of Ordinances include:
Who do I talk to concerning City garbage pickup and damage to City-provided garbage containers?
City Public Works Dept.
413 E. North Blvd.
Where is the Leesburg Community Building?
109 E. Dixie Ave.
Are catering services available for events at the Community Building?
Yes, call Debbie Davis at (352) 728-1669.
What is the DIRECT telephone number for the City's Customer Service Dept., which handles utility billing, utility cut-off, turn-on, complaints, etc.?
Where is the auto tag office?
Where can I file for homestead exemption?
425 N. Third St.
Resident and Business accounts: (352) 326-3535
Where is the Senior Citizen Center?
1211 Penn St.
Where is the Social Security Administration Office?
118 E. Main St.
TTY: (800) 325-0778
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
More information about Social Security is available at the Social Security Online website.
Where is the State Employment Office?
One Stop Career Center
1411 South 14th Street
Leesburg, FL (near Southside Shopping Plaza)
More information about employment and unemployment services provided by the State of Florida is available at the Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation website.
Where can I get a fishing or hunting license?
In Lake County, recreational hunting and fishing licenses may be purchased at the Tax Collector’s Office at 15733 Dora Avenue in
Tavares. For information call 343-9622.
For detailed information about fishing licenses and regulations visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
For detailed information about hunting licenses and regulations visit the Division of Hunting & Game Management.
If you have a major credit card, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission offers
you two ways to buy your hunting or fishing license without leaving your home.
Dial toll-free, either 1-888-HUNT-FLORIDA (486-8356) or 1-888-FISH-FLORIDA (347-4356) from anywhere in the United States or Canada.
Online Recreational Hunting or Fishing Licenses and Permits
Where do I go to obtain a Florida driver's license?
For information and appointments: (352) 750-0592.
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
824 Skyline Drive, #301
Lady Lake, 32159-0000
This office is located behind the Microtel Motel.
More information is available at the Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles website.
Where is the Leesburg Area Chamber of Commerce?
Where is the Lake-Sumter Community College campus?
Lake-Sumter Community College now has three campuses.
The main campus is located at:
9501 U. S. Highway 441
For more information, visit the Lake-Sumter Community College website.
Where is the Leesburg Post Office?
1201 S. 14th St.
Who do I call in case of emergency?
In case of emergency, call 911 for Police, Fire, or Ambulance service.
If it is not an emergency, please use the following numbers:
- Non-Emergency Complaints: 787-2121
- Administration & Information: 728-9860
- Animal Control: 787-8004
Where do I obtain an Intangible Personal Property Tax Return Form DR-601 or DR-601C?
Information and forms are available on the Florida Department of Revenue website.
To receive forms by mail:
- Order online from the Department Of Revenue
- Fax your form request to the DOR Distribution Center at 850-922-2208.
- Call the DOR Distribution Center at 850-488-8422.
- Mail your form request to:
Florida Department of Revenue
168A Blountstown HWY
Tallahassee FL 32304-3702
To speak with a Department of Revenue representative, call Taxpayer Services,
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., ET, at 1-800-352-3671 (in
Florida only) or 850-488-6800.
Hearing or speech impaired persons may call the TDD line at 1-800-367-8331 or 850-922-1115.
To receive a fax copy of a form, call 850-922-3676 from your fax machine telephone.
To obtain a form in person:
Visit the local Department of Revenue Service Center:
Florida Department of Revenue Office
1415 S. 14th St, Suite 103
Leesburg, FL 34748
(in Southside Shopping Center)
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Leesburg Public Library, 204 N. 5th Street makes forms available as a public service.