December 2020, Vol. 14, Issue 12
Thank you for the honor of allowing me to continue to serve as your constitutional tax collector. I am grateful for your overwhelming confidence and trust. As I begin my fifth term, I remain focused on the health of our employees and public as we continue to provide essential services during the pandemic.
Most common transactions with our office can be completed online. You can also find answers to many common questions. I urge you to visit our website first. Pay online – it’s safe, fast, and simple! Avoid credit card convenience fees by using eCheck, our free online payment option.
A quick reminder our offices will be closed Thursday, Dec. 24 and Friday, Dec. 25 for the holidays.
Wishing you a peaceful holiday season,
Anne M. Gannon
Constitutional Tax Collector, Serving Palm Beach County
Pay Smart. Pay Online.
This year pay smart by paying online. When you pay online, you’re using the safest, easiest, and fastest way to pay. Most online payments are processed in just 1-3 days. Compare that to mailed payments which can take up to 15 days to process, not including U.S. Postal Service delivery and handling time.
The deadline to pay 2020 property tax is March 31, 2021. Property taxes become delinquent April 1, 2021. Don’t wait.
Save Money in December
Save money by taking advantage of the 3% discount available in December. A 2% discount is available in January and 1% discount is available in February. There is no discount for payments made in March. You will also save money if you pay using eCheck instead of a credit card. Unlike credit cards which charge a 2.4% convenience fee, our eCheck payment option is FREE!
2020 Property Tax Season Update
|Property Tax Quick Facts||2020||2019|
|Total amount billed||$4,371,508,071.09||$4,263,437,743.53|
|Bills mailed by Tax Collector’s Office||638,281||635,557|
|Total number of parcels||704,434||701,292|
|These totals include parcels billed on the Installment Payment Plan.|
Click here for a list of Palm Beach County’s top ten property taxpayers.
Consider Enrolling in our Installment Payment Plan for 2021
Plan ahead for 2021 by enrolling in our budget-friendly Installment Payment Plan. You will make quarterly payments and receive a discount slightly under 4%. Our plan divides your tax payments into four installments.
Installment Payment Plan Schedule
- Payment 1: Payment due June 30, 2021.
- Payment 2: Payment due September 30, 2021.
- Payment 3: Payment due December 31, 2021.
- Payment 4: Payment due March 31, 2022.
We are currently accepting applications for the 2021 property tax season now through April 30. Enrollment is complete when your first installment payment is received during the month of June. Apply online.
Ask Anne: Can You Please Explain Digital Driver Licenses and What Changes We Can Expect?
Anne: Florida will soon become one of the first states to offer digital driver licenses and identification cards through a smartphone app. Digital licenses and IDs are optional and are considered a valid form of identification.
It is important to understand that your physical driver license or ID will NOT be replaced. The new digital format complements traditional driver licenses/ID cards, allowing Florida residents to provide proof of their identity and driving privileges from a mobile device. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reports the program will be rolled out in 2021.
Important Dates & Deadlines
||Offices closed for holidays|
||December installment payment due|
||Last day to receive 3% property tax discount|
|Born in February? You can renew your registration up to 3 months before the expiration date.|