Tax Collector’s Office completes demolition of PGA Service Center

The demolition of the old DMV building on PGA Blvd.

Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne M. Gannon recently announced that demolition was complete on the former DMV building on PGA Blvd. in Palm Beach Gardens.

“With the demolition of the old building, I am excited to begin construction on our new state-of-the-art service center,” said Gannon. “As North County grows, we must also grow to meet the needs of the community.”

Operated by the state’s Driver’s Licensing Division before the Tax Collector’s Office inherited the building in 2010, this location has served generations of Palm Beach County drivers, but has not been able to meet the demands of the growing population.

Palm Beach County’s population is expected to increase 16% by 2030, and for every new home built in the county, 2.3 additional people will require the services of the Tax Collector’s Office.

“When I was elected in 2006, our county had 700,000 inhabitants. We have now grown to over 1.6 million people,” Gannon said. “This new service center will allow us to serve our customers more effectively now and in the future. We are very fortunate to be working with the City of Palm Beach Gardens to bring this facility to residents of their city and surrounding communities.

The new state-of-the-art facility will offer 74% more service stations, ample parking, expanded test-drive capabilities and a bright and spacious interior designed using LEED green building principles.

Upon completion of construction, by the end of 2023, the North County Government Center Tax Collector Service Center will close. The new service center will be the third facility built by the agency to meet demand driven by growth in Palm Beach County.

Esther L. Steinbach