PBC Tax Collector’s Office moved from RPB to Westlake

Westlake Mayor Roger Manning, County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay, Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne Gannon and Palm Beach County Real Estate Appraiser Dorothy Jacks cut the ribbon.

The Palm Beach County Tax Collector’s Royal Palm Beach office closed Friday, February 11, and the agency began operations Tuesday, February 22 at its new Westlake City Service Center at 16440 Town Center Parkway, about nine miles. west of the previous location.

The new office is in an area donated by developer Minto off Seminole Pratt Whitney Road designated for county services. It is near Palm Beach County Fire Station 22, which opened in early 2020, and also the future home of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office substation, which is expected to move to Westlake from its current location at 299 Civic Center Way in Royal. Palm Beach near the old tax collector’s office.

Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne Gannon said after more than a year of construction and the installation of approximately 22 miles of cables, she was thrilled to open the new Westlake Service Center. .

“All of our partners have done an amazing job bringing this new, state-of-the-art, 23,735 square foot service center to the growing western communities of our county,” said Gannon.

Gannon’s office handles the collection of property taxes, as well as motor vehicle registration and driver’s license renewals, as well as the collection of local business tax and tourist development tax.

The agency’s six offices also handle boating and sailing registration and offer digital fingerprinting for state licenses, hunting and fishing licenses, and copies of birth certificates. from Florida. They also sell SunPass transponders and offer subscriptions to new Palm Beach County business listings.

The Tax Collector’s Office was the largest occupant of the county’s Midwest Communities Service Center in Royal Palm Beach.

Palm Beach County Facilities Development Manager Isami Ayala-Collazo said in an email to County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay that the RPB building is currently home to several operations that are not expected to move in the immediate future, including the Office of the Palm Beach County Real Estate Appraiser, the Office of the Palm Beach Clerk and Comptroller, and the PBSO.

“With the tax collector’s office vacating the space following the move to Westlake, we are in the process of reallocating existing spaces among current occupants,” Ayala-Collazo explained, adding that the tax collector’s office is still in the process of to coordinate with the movers.

She noted that Gannon’s office was the main driver of the influx of visitors to this site and that changes in visitor volume would be significant.

Learn more about the office at www.pbctax.com.

Esther L. Steinbach