The statewide change will reduce registration renewal confusion for owners of heavy trucks

West Palm Beach, Fla. – Constitutional Tax Collector Anne M. Gannon today announced the registration renewal period of hundreds of thousands of heavy trucks weighing between 5,001 pounds and 7,999 pounds is changing from December to the primary registrant’s birthdate. The statewide change affects heavy trucks owned by individuals only, and not those owned by businesses. The transition to the primary registrant’s birthdate will take place during this year’s 2020 renewal period.

“Since December is already one of the busiest months in our offices and in tax collector offices statewide, this decades-old requirement for thousands of clients to renew in December just didn’t make sense,” said Gannon.

Most registration renewals are determined by the primary registrant’s birthdate. Since 1983 there has been an exception to this rule, which required individual owners of heavy trucks to renew in December, instead of on the primary registrant’s birthdate.

During this year’s renewal, registrants have a few options, allowing them to renew from this December until their birthdate in 2021, or to renew through their birth month in 2022. Registrations can be renewed three months before their month of expiration. As a result, owners of heavy trucks weighing between 5,001 pounds and 7,999 pounds can renew as early as
Sept. 1, 2020. In most cases, registrations can be renewed quickly and securely at www.pbctax.com.

As a reminder, due to the pandemic, we cannot accept walk-in clients at this time. Palm Beach County residents may schedule an appointment for in-person service at www.pbctax.com.

For more information on the change of the renewal period for heavy trucks, please visit www.pbctax.com, or follow the agency on Twitter and Instagram (@TAXPBC). Clients may also call the Constitutional Tax Collector’s Office at 561-355-2264 Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Release Date:
Tuesday, August 31, 2020
Contact Information:
Jennifer DuBois
Chief Communications Officer
jdubois@pbctax.com
MEDIA ONLY: 561-355-4271
For other assistance: 561-355-2264