2019 - 2020 Budget
Palm Beach County Tax Collector's Office Budget
The Palm Beach County Tax Collector's Office is not funded by tax dollars. We are an independent agency funded by commissions and fees on service transactions. The Florida Department of Revenue reviews and approves our budget. Our cost effective operation consistently results in unexpended revenue. All budget savings, either through cost reductions or increased efficiencies, are passed directly back to each taxing district relative to the amount collected on their behalf.
Why a Constitutional Tax Collector?
The Florida Constitution established the Tax Collector's Office as an independent agency in 1885. Constitutional offices are part of a system that limits (checks) the County Commission's power by having constitutional officers carry out governmental duties (balances). This separation frees the Tax Collector's Office from influence by local or state agencies that have the power to levy taxes.
Please contact us if you have questions regarding the budget.