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Tax collector's office starts drive-thru service for Sebring branch

SEBRING - A drive-thru service for registration renewals, tax payments, garage sale permits and hunting and fishing licenses is now open for business at the Sebring branch of the Highlands County Tax Collector's office.

"Tax Collector Eric Zwayer wanted to offer citizens with quick and easy transactions an alternative to waiting in the lobby for the next available customer service representative," a news release states.

"The design and structure of the drive-thru have been in place since the construction of the building. Finally opening it up for its intended use will be a huge benefit to many of our customers dealing with physical limitations or inclement weather," Zwayer said in a news release.

Customers requiring original registrations, driver's license services or title transfers will still be required to come into the office to process their transactions.

The drive-thru is accessible from the rear of the Government Center, located at 540 S. Commerce Ave., and will be staffed from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Due to safety concerns, walk-up customers or individuals on bicycles will not be offered service in the drive-thru lane.