Our South Florida attorneys have learned that due to budget cuts, Palm Beach County will be closing its five driver’s license offices over the next year. The Delray Beach office will close June 30. Several other closings are planned throughout the state of Florida to assist with the worsening budgetary issues. The state anticipates a $100 million budget shortfall for 2011.
Although local tax collection offices are supposed to take over the driver’s license renewal and issuing duties, Palm Beach County officials say they don’t have the space in their Delray Beach satellite office, which already shares space with the property appraiser.
According to the county, the Delray Beach driver’s license office processed more than 86,000 transactions last year. A new office is proposed for Lantana and would Palm Beach County’s only full-service driver’s license office.
Source: Palm Beach County considers alternatives to Delray drivers license office, South Florida Sun Sentinel, March 15, 2010
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