The State of Florida has a state sales tax of 6%. Which, as an agent for The Florida Department of Revenue , The Tax Collector’s Office collects. Hendry County has an additional 1.0% local option tax, on the first $5000.00. Sales tax is collected when a customer transfers title to a motor vehicle, vessel or mobile home. Note: If a vehicle is traded in, sales tax is collected on the difference between the price of the vehicle and the trade in.