Get to know your Tax Collector


Thank you for allowing me the honor of serving as your Tax Collector.  My 38 year career has been dedicated to public service and this office.  The Tax Collector’s Office impacts everyone in Brevard County in some way.  Transparency and accountability every day in every way!

Hon. Lisa Cullen

Ms. Cullen began her career of public service in 1985 at the Tax Collector’s Office.  She worked the front counter in a branch office.  In the years that followed Lisa worked in numerous areas within the office and worked her way through the ranks.  In 2008, she was honored to be elected Tax Collector, a position she assumed in 2009.

The Tax Collector is an elected Constitutional Officer for the political subdivision of Brevard County overseeing a staff of 206 in seven branch offices.  Responsible for:

  • Collection of Real, Tangible and Tourist Development Taxes
  • Acts as the agent for the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles titling and registering motor vehicles, mobile homes and vessels as well as the issuing driver licenses and identification cards
  • Accepting new and renewal applications for concealed weapon licenses on behalf of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
  • Issuance of Birth Certificates
  • Issuing hunting and fishing licenses

Professional Highlights

  • Eastern Florida State College Distinguished Alumni 2022
  • Eastern Florida State College Foundation
    • Board Member August 2012 – June 2018
    • Board Chair 2017-2018
  • Tourist Development Council Portrait of Excellence Award 2016
  • Certified Florida Collector February 2009 - Present
  • Florida Tax Collector’s Association
    • District 6 Director October 2009 – September 2010
    • Treasurer October 2010 – September 2012
    • Second Vice President October 2012 – September 2013
    • First Vice President October 2013 – September 2014
    • President October 2014 – September 2015
    • DHSMV Liaison September 2015 – April 2021
    • Matt Langley Bell Award August 2017
  • Certified Florida Collector Assistant  November 1994-February 2009

Personal Life

Lisa was born in Logan, West Virginia.  Her family moved to Brevard County in the early 80’s.

  She is a graduate of Merritt Island High School, Eastern Florida State College formerly known as Brevard Community College and the University of Central Florida.

Lisa also is a Certified Florida Collector (CFC) and was a Certified Florida Collector Assistant (1994-2008).