Collector’s office soon to move from RPB to Westlake


A rendering of the upcoming opening of the new Palm Beach County Tax Collector’s office in Westlake.

The Palm Beach County Tax Collector’s office in Royal Palm Beach will close permanently on Friday, February 11, and the agency’s new office in the town of Westlake will open on Tuesday, February 22.

The new 23,735 square foot service center is located at 16640 Town Center Parkway South in Westlake, approximately nine miles from the current Royal Palm Beach location.

The agency, which collects taxes and issues car registrations, boat registrations, state ID cards and driver’s licenses, acquired the 4.63-acre site from lead developer Westlake , Minto Communities. The plot is adjacent to Palm Beach County Fire Station 22, which opened in January 2020 at a site donated by Minto.

The Palm Beach County Tax Collector’s Office is constitutionally authorized to collect taxes for local government agencies authorized to collect them. As an officer of the Florida Department of Motor Vehicle and Highway Safety, the office is responsible for issuing licenses and other state identification cards, as well as titles and registrations for cars and vehicles. trucks. It is also responsible for issuing state hunting and fishing licenses.

Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne Gannon said the Royal Palm Beach office was no longer able to provide adequate services due to population growth.

The Westlake Civic Site is expected to eventually accommodate other county services currently located at the Midwestern Communities Service Center at 200 Civic Center Way in Royal Palm Beach, including the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Substation in District 18, a youth service center; offices for the Palm Beach County Real Estate Appraiser and Palm Beach County Election Supervisor.

The new tax collector’s office will be bordered on three sides by other civic uses and separated from the houses to be built to the east along Ilex Way, which will cross the Town Center Parkway at this location.

With an imposing glass and steel frame, the building was designed by Song & Associates, who designed several municipal buildings in Palm Beach County.

Many services provided by the Palm Beach County Tax Collector’s office can be performed online. Learn more about www.pbctax.com.


Esther L. Steinbach