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Page 4, PGA C.A.N.!                                                 February 2019                                                                                                                                                 February 2019

      Property Matters

      Dear Friends,                                     Amendment 13 Local Impact                             For a full list of acceptable documents, please visit www.
         February has arrived along                                                              
      with  our  beautiful  winter                         In November, voters approved Constitutional Amendment
      weather. I hope you have an                       13 banning dog racing in Florida. This will impact our   Last Chance To Save On
      opportunity  to  get  outside                     community in many ways. Beginning Jan. 1, 2021, the Palm
      and enjoy the many events                         Beach Kennel Club (PBKC) will be prohibited from racing   Property Taxes
      happening in our community                        greyhounds for wagering. Over 500 employees will face job
      this  month.  From  farmers’                      loss and an uncertain future. Close to 1,000 dogs will need      February is the last month to receive an early payment
      markets to art festivals and                      homes here in Palm Beach County alone.             discount for property taxes. Pay by Feb. 28 and save 1
      concerts in the park, the month                      PBKC has said it will be business as usual over the next   percent. There is no discount for payments made in March.
      of February is truly special in                   two years and is committed to protecting employee’s jobs.   2018 property taxes are due by March 31. Pay online at www.
      Palm Beach County.                                The club says it will work with adoption groups to find the Save even more money by using our eCheck
         February is also the last opportunity for property owners to   animals forever homes.             option, which is free!
      save money on their property taxes. If you have not yet paid your
      property taxes, don’t delay! Pay in February and receive the 1   Love Is In The Air!                 Sign Up For Our
      percent discount. There is not a discount available in March.
         Friendly reminder… our offices will be closed Monday,      Getting married this month? Don’t forget, if you change   Property Tax Installment
      Feb. 18 for President’s Day.                      your name, you must come in to our office to update your
                                           Best regards,  driver’s license/state ID card. Here’s what you need to know   Payment Plan Today
                                        Anne M. Gannon  before you come in:
                                                           • Change your name on your Social Security card first.      Did you know we offer a property tax Installment Payment
      Offering A Property For Short-                    You must change your name with the Social Security   Plan? Participants make four payments throughout the year.
                                                                                                           Many find this plan easier on their budget. The Installment
                                                        Administration at least 48 hours before coming to our office.
      Term Rental?                                         • Make sure you bring your original, certified marriage   Payment Plan also includes a discount of slightly under 4
                                                        license or a certified copy issued by the county/state where   percent. Sign up by April 30 at
         Are you offering accommodations for short-term rental   you were married. Documentation from a house of worship   payment-plan.
      (six months or less) and confused about tourist development   or other institution cannot be used as proof of marriage.
      tax requirements? We’re here to help!
         Per the Tourist Development Tax Ordinance of Palm
      Beach County, Chapter 17, Article III, Sec. 17-117 of the                     Drainage Information From
      Palm Beach County Code 95-30, you are required to:
         • Create a tourist development tax account.             Northern Palm Beach County Improvement District
         • Obtain a local business tax receipt.
         • File and remit payment online by the 20th of every      Why do some yards flood after large quantities of rain? The simple answer is according to most approved
      month, including periods with no rental activity.   drainage designs, some water is meant to be temporarily stored in public recreational areas, yard swale and streets.
         Failure to collect and remit tourist development tax   The excess surface water slowly drains to community lakes or on-site ponds via street and yard drainage grates
      is a theft of state funds and carries felony charges. Have   and/or via swales, ditches and canals. The more complex answer is that each yard is different. Some yards have
      questions? Please visit         drainage swale areas. These are areas that are sloped to catch water and filter out pollutants as water is absorbed
         Would your community benefit from a brief presentation   into the ground. Some yards direct water to the community drainage system as run-off with very little water retained
      about tourist development tax requirements? Contact your   in the yard. Familiarize yourself with how your yard was built to determine how water drains from your home.
      civic engagement liaison for more information.
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