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      Tax Talk

       Special Edition – Offering                        for Palm Beach County residents only. Walk-ins and out-of-    vehicle using a hands-free device while communicating
                                                                                                             The examiner will administer the test from outside the
                                                         county residents will not be permitted.
       Service By Appointment Only                          Appointments are available for the following tax collector   instructions to the driver. Clients taking the remote driving
                                                         services:                                         test must have an accompanying licensed driver 21 years or
       Dear Friends,                                        • REAL ID driver licenses, state identification cards and   older in the seat closest to the driver unless the client holds a
          This issue of Tax Talk is                      commercial driver licenses                        valid license from another country. The accompanying driver
       a  special  edition featuring                        • Driving tests and written exams              may not assist the customer during the driving test and may
       important information as I                           • Florida titles and out of state titles       not be a driving school instructor.
       continue to take careful steps                       • Property tax                                    Driving tests are by appointment only. No walk-ins will
       to reopen the agency while                           • Local business tax                           be permitted. For more information, please visit www.pbctax.
       balancing the health and                             • Registration renewals (limited)              com/driver-licenses.
       safety of our employees and
       the community.                                    Requirements and Safety                           Stay Healthy and Vote by Mail
          Beginning June 1, 2020,
       I will reopen our doors to the                    Measures in Our Offices                              I urge Palm Beach County voters to sign up to vote by
       public BY APPOINTMENT                                                                               mail. Voters can request a Vote-by-Mail ballot online at www.
       ONLY. Please note several requirements and safety measures      Wait in Your Car. Clients with appointments should Return postage on Vote-by-Mail ballots is
       put in place for in-person service and remote driving tests.   wait in their cars as our lobby waiting areas are closed.   prepaid. Stay healthy and vote by mail!
          Finally, I would like to extend my warm wishes for a very   Clients may get in line 10 minutes before their appointment
       happy Father’s Day! Thank you for the sacrifices you make   and must keep 6 feet of distance from other clients. We also   Important 2020 Election Dates
       every day to love, guide and protect our children.  recommend clients bring an umbrella and water.
                                              Sincerely,     Come to Your Appointment Alone. Clients should   & Deadlines
                                        Anne M. Gannon   arrive for their appointment alone, as guests will not be
        Constitutional Tax Collector, Serving Palm Beach Count  permitted. The only exceptions will be caretakers of elderly   2020 Primary Election
                                                         clients, translators for clients who speak languages other   July 20, 2020
       Appointments Now Required                         than English, Spanish or Creole, and interpreters for hearing-  Deadline to register or change party
                                                                                                           August 18, 2020
                                                         impaired clients.
       for In-Person Service                                Wear a Face Mask and Follow Social Distancing.   Election Day
                                                         Anyone entering our offices shall wear a face mask or cloth   2020 General Election
          Effective June 1, 2020, all six Constitutional Tax   face covering. Please observe all social distancing measures   October 5, 2020
       Collector offices will resume serving Palm Beach County   including markings on sidewalks and inside our offices.   Deadline to register or change party
       residents in-person by appointment only. The following   Maintain at least 6 feet of distance between clients and   November 3, 2020
       safeguards have been put in place to protect the health of   employees.                             Election Day
       our employees and clients.                           Do Not Pay by Cash. Studies show cash, specifically
          Clients who cannot complete their transaction online or   paper bills, can contain bacteria and viruses for long periods   Florida’s Disaster
       by mail must schedule an appointment at to   of time. Clients are asked not to use cash to make a payment.
       receive in-person service at one of our offices. Appointments   Please use a credit or debit card or contactless payment   Preparedness Sales Tax
       are available Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   method such as Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay.
                                                            Additional Safety Measures. To protect our employees  Holiday is May 29 – June 4
                                                         and clients, we have installed plexiglass barriers at all front
                                                         counter service stations. As an extra precaution, clients      Let us not lose sight of the fact that hurricane season begins
                                                         should use their own hand sanitizer before entering our   Jun. 1. Please consider stocking up on hurricane supplies
                                                         office. Clients should also use hand sanitizer after leaving   during Florida’s sales tax holiday which takes place May 29
                                                         our office.                                       through June 4. During this period, qualifying items related
                                                                                                           to disaster preparedness are exempt from Florida sales tax.
                                                         New Procedure for Remote

                                                         Driving Tests                                     Important Dates & Deadlines
                                                                                                              Jun. 1     Hurricane Season Begins
                                                            The state has implemented a new remote driving test      Jun. 21   Father’s Day
                                                         procedure for all tax collectors. The new procedure enables      Jun. 30   June Installment Payment Due
                                                         an examiner to maintain proper social distancing while      Born in August? Registrations expire at midnight on your
                                                         administering the test.                           birthday. Renew at 

         On behalf of The Club at Boca Pointe we would like to
       remind our residents that NO walking, running, bicycle
       riding or dog walking is permitted on the
       golf course or golf cart paths. For safety
       reasons, the paths are for golf carts only.

         Thank you for cooperating with The
       Club's policy. 



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