January 2022, Vol. 16, Issue 1
First, Happy New Year to you and your family and friends. I am hopeful that 2022 will be a very good year as we return to some level of normalcy.
The new year typically means declaring well-intended resolutions. While not a traditional resolution, I always look forward to this time of year when the weather offers cooler temperatures and gorgeous sunny days, and I can commit to spending more time working in my garden. From planting and weeding to tending to my very productive honeybees, the South Florida winter months, with the lower humidity and cooler temperatures, give me greater opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and my garden.
Gardening has always been a passion of mine and I am so honored to have recently been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Mounts Botanical Garden, which is Palm Beach County’s oldest and largest botanical garden. If you, like me, share a love for the outdoors and the many native plants here in Florida, I encourage you to visit Mounts Botanical Garden at 531 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach. You can visit www.mounts.org for more information and maybe I will see you there!
Anne M. Gannon
Constitutional Tax Collector, Serving Palm Beach County
NEW YEAR RESOLUTION: MORE YOU TIME!
Our agency wants to help you accomplish your resolutions in 2022 by freeing up your time. With the many services we offer, we expect at some point you might need to schedule a visit to one of our service centers or perhaps call our office for assistance. Here are some tips to save you time.
Convenient Payment Options
We offer several convenient payment options, such as: online e-Check and credit card payments, mail, drop boxes located in each of our services centers, self-serve kiosks for vehicle registrations, and wire transfers. We don’t, however, offer payments over the phone so we encourage you to visit our Payment Options page for more information.
View Payment Status Online
Did you know that you can check the status of your payment in 5 easy steps?
Step 1. Visit our payment site https://pbctax.manatron.com/
Step 2. Click the tab you wish to check the status of: Property Tax, Business Tax, Tangible Tax, Tourist Development Tax.
Step 3. Click the drop down to search by: Name, Account number, Address, etc.
Step 4. Once you find your information, click on the account number highlighted in blue.
Step 5. Look at the right-hand side under the text that says “COLLECTION CART” to see your payment status.
COMING TO A NEIGHBORHOOD NEAR YOU!
After so many ups and downs over the course of the pandemic, we, like you, are excited to be back out in the community and returning to a “new normal.” Our team of Community Engagement Ambassadors will be visiting Palm Beach County community events and associations in the coming months, and they look forward to seeing you there!
Some annual events, such as the Palm Beach Pride parade and festival in Lake Worth Beach in March, and Belle Glade’s Black Gold Jubilee in April, are open to the public and all are welcome to attend. Our team will be there with educational materials and ready to answer your questions about our services. While other outreach events we participate in are held for smaller groups such as civic or homeowners’ associations.
If you are a member of an association that would benefit from educational information from the Tax Collector’s Office, reach out to us at www.pbctax.com/contact-us by choosing “Community Engagement Request” on the right-hand side of the webpage. A member of the team will follow up to see how we can best partner with your group.
Follow us on social media: @TaxPBC on Twitter and @TaxPBC on Instagram, and @PBCTAX on Facebook to see where we will be headed next- perhaps to a neighborhood event near you. We look forward to seeing you soon!
NEW VETERANS’ MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCE IN PALM BEACH COUNTY
Local veterans have a new resource to help treat mental health issues. Connected Warriors, a 501c3 nonprofit, has opened a new behavioral health center in Boca Raton. Connected Warriors has been providing services for over 170,000 veterans nationwide the past 11 years through partnerships with the Department of Defense and Department of Veteran Affairs through its therapeutic yoga programs.
The Connected Warriors Center will allow veterans of all eras faster access to licensed and professional mental health treatment. The therapists are either veterans themselves or are experts in the veterans’ culture. There is no cost to veterans and services are covered by the 2018 Mission Act as well as local donations.
The new center is designed to provide veterans the support necessary to overcome the trauma of war and military service through customized treatment plans along with their trauma conscious yoga practice. Treatment options include hyperbaric chambers, equine therapy, adaptive sports, aquatics training and yoga.
Connected Warriors is located at 21301 Powerline Road, Suite 106 in Boca Raton. If you or a loved one need assistance, call 954-278-3764 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES
|January 17||Martin Luther King Holiday – Offices Closed|
|January 31||Deadline for Property Tax 2% Discount|