Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne M. Gannon recently announced plans for a new, state-of-the-art facility to serve North County taxpayers.
As part of the construction project, the Palm Beach Gardens Service Center, located at 3185 PGA Blvd., will be demolished to make room for the new building.
The aging former DMV office will close effective 5 p.m. on Friday, May 11. Only the road test course will remain in use.
Beginning Monday, May 14, clients will be served from the North County Service Center, located just around the corner at 3188 PGA Blvd. in the Northeast County Courthouse complex.
All driver’s license appointments scheduled for the Palm Beach Gardens Service Center will be honored at the North County Service Center location.
“We are combining two teams into one at our North County Service Center. We will continue to provide all services, so there should be no impact to clients during construction,” Gannon said. “If anything, it should improve the experience for clients seeking driver’s license services, since they will no longer be waiting outside in the heat like they do now at the former DMV office.”
Construction of the new service center is expected to begin in late summer and take approximately 12 to 15 months to complete. The North County Service Center will move to the new building when it opens in late 2019.
Offering 74 percent more client service stations to meet anticipated growth, the new facility will also feature the agency’s first secure drive-by drop box. Clients will enjoy the convenience of dropping off a payment 24/7 without having to get out of their car or wait in line. There will be no drive-through windows at the new facility.
“We’ve now grown to over 1.4 million people,” said Gannon about Palm Beach County. “The new service center will give us the ability to serve clients more efficiently now and in the future.”
The new service center is the second facility built by Gannon to meet demand spurred by Palm Beach County growth.
In 2016, the agency opened its Central Palm Beach Service Center in Greenacres when it closed its Lantana and Lake Worth offices.
For more info., visit www.pbctax.com.