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With sunny skies, warm weather and beautiful beaches, Palm Beach County has earned recognition for being a tropical paradise. While the Palm Beaches are an ideal vacation spot for every type of traveler, there is more to the area than its moderate climate and scenic environment. Palm Beach County offers visitors and residents a diversified economy, international sophistication and a cultural abundance seldom found in other cities. Couple this with the area's intricate waterways and ocean vistas and it is no wonder Palm Beach County has been dubbed America's playground.

The Palm Beaches is often referred to as Florida's "Gold Coast."  It's named for the gold salvaged from ancient shipwrecks off the coast. The county has 47 miles of coastline; is 2,054 square miles and is one of the largest counties east of the Mississippi River. The average year-round temperature is 75 degrees. The county seat and largest city is West Palm Beach with a population of about 76,341 (1995). The Palm Beaches continues to experience tremendous population growth with a population density of 447 people per square mile.

If your  interested in relocating to Palm Beach County this section was designed to help make your move as easy as possible. We have gathered thousands of resources to assist you in your move. 

From local realtors, to utility companies and demographics information. You are sure to find all you need to make your move go as smoothly as possible. 

Driver’s License

New state residents who wish to drive in Florida are required to obtain a Florida driver’s license within 30 days of moving here. You will be required to pass a visual test, written test, driving test and a 4-hour drug and alcohol course in order to get your license, if you do not have a valid license from another state. With a valid out-of-state license, only a vision test and social security card are required. Contact the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles at 571 N. Military Trail in West Palm Beach or call 681-6333 to find the location of the branch office nearest to your new home.

Autos Licenses

New residents must register their vehicles and obtain Florida license plates within 10 days of establishing legal residency, accepting employment or enrolling children in public school. Florida statutes provide for an additional registration fee of $100 for the first time certain vehicles are registered. To register your vehicle, you will need your title, car registration, proof of Florida insurance and passed auto emissions test. Call the Tax Collector’s Office at 355-2622 for information and the locations of offices.

Registrations for short-term leased vehicles expire in six months. Registration expiration for long-term leased vehicles are assigned an expiration month based on the first letter of the leasing company or the registrant’s date of birth. All Florida drivers must have at least $10,000 in personal injury protection (PIP) auto insurance and at least $10,000 property damage liability (PDL) insurance. For more information, contact the Department of Insurance Consumer Hotline at 1-800-342-2762 or a local insurance agent.

Vehicle Emission Testing

Most passenger vehicles and light trucks cannot be registered in Palm Beach County until they have passed a state-administered inspection. Model year vehicles 1975 and newer with a registered weight of 10,000 pounds or less must be tested no earlier than 180 days prior to expiration of the registration (or sale) of the vehicle. A $10 fee is to be paid in cash at the time of inspection. For more information and testing locations, call (561) 640-6820.

Starter Homes, Condos:
 $70k and up

Midranged Homes, Waterfront, Historic:
$200k - $2 Million

olf Communities, Gated and Ungated:
$200k - $2 Million

Have kids? We have complied a listing of all Palm Beach County School information to make your move easy on your children too.  Click here for Information about Palm Beach County Schools.

Climate: 83 Degrees
Population: 1,104,136
Household Income: $61,500.00


For more information please visit the Palm Beach County Sheriff's office by clicking here. If you have an Emergency dial 911.

Employment Opportunities
Phone Numbers
Bureau of Training
District III
District IV
Marine Unit
District VII
Court Services

Palm Beach International Airport is conveniently located adjacent to Interstate 95 for easy access to any part of the county. New international capabilities make PBI an ideal gateway for overseas flights into South Florida through a facility that can process up to 350 passengers per hour. PBI is located 3.5 miles West of Palm Beach and offers many non-stop flights. Palm Beach County Ambassadors are available to welcome travelers at the airport and provide them with county information. Click Here to check a flight schedule.

Click Here to visit our Real Estate Section. View a complete listing of realtors in the Palm Beach County area. From Rentals to Builders we can help you find a home that's perfect for you.

You must be at least 18 years old and a permanent resident of Florida to register to vote. You must register 30 days before an election to be able to vote in that election. Call Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections, 355-2650 for more information. www.archive.org/pres96/websites-mar/FL-primary/pal.htm







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Click here for a complete listing of local utility companies, contact numbers and information.

There are links to everything you can imagine in this section. From Government offices to the Palm Beach County School Board, you will find everything you need in the Links section of the About Palm Beach Relocating Guide.

Surrounding Cities

Other cities and towns in PBC


Tax Information


Government Numbers
Citizen Services


Airports Department
Community Services 
Cooperative Extension Service
County Attorney
*Court Programs
Criminal Justice Commission
Employee Relations & Personnel

Environmental Resources Management
Facilities Development & Operations
Financial Management & Budget

Housing & Community Development
Information Systems Services
Internal Auditor

Metropolitan Planning Organization
Palm Tran / Spec Tran
Parks & Recreation 
Planning, Zoning & Building
Public Affairs 
Public Health Unit
Public Safety 
Risk Management 
Solid Waste Authority
Tourist Development Council
Treasure Coast Regional Planning  Council
Water Utilities 
Workforce Development Board


Agriculture Economic Development
Agriculture Regulations
Animal Care & Control
Channel 20
Community Action 
Community Relations & Marketing
Construction Coordination 
Contractor Certification 
Consumer Affairs
Economic Development Office
Emergency Management/EOC
Engineering Services 
Environmental Enhancement & Restoration 
Family & Consumer Sciences
4-H Youth Programs
Head Start & Children's Services
Horticulture Program
Housing Finance Authority
Human Services 

Land Development 
Medical Examiner's Office
Migrant Programs

Mounts Botanical Garden
Mosquito Control 
Natural Resources Stewardship 
Office of Equal Opportunity
Office of Small/Minority/ Women Business Enterprise
Organizational Improvement
Property & Real Estate Management

Public Affairs Administration
Resources Protection 
Road & Bridge 
Roadway Production 
Senior Aides/Senior Employment
Senior Services 
Traffic Division/Traffic Operations
Vegetation Protection 
Veterans Services 
Victim Services & Support
Youth Affairs 




It doesn’t take newcomers long to find out why Palm Beach County is one of the greatest places to live in Florida. A temperate climate, cosmopolitan lifestyle, cultural and recreational amenities, first-rate medical facilities, numerous churches and synagogues and a strong business environment combine to make Palm Beach County a great place to live and work. “Many of our residents are introduced to Palm Beach County on a business trip or vacation,” says Warren McLaughlin, president and CEO, Palm Beach County Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We convert many tourists into seasonal or year-round residents because they enjoy it so much.”

Palm Beach County has more than 1 million residents, with an estimated 20,000 more arriving each year. The third most populous county in Florida, Palm Beach County is also one of the fastest growing regions in the nation. Palm Beach County covers 2,034 square miles, which makes it one of the largest counties east of the Mississippi River, with an area larger than Rhode Island or Delaware.

West Palm Beach, with nearly 80,000 residents, is the largest of Palm Beach County’s 38 cities, towns and villages. Other fast-growing communities in the central county area are Palm Beach Gardens, whose current population of 32,000 has grown more than 30 percent since 1990; Riviera Beach, which has 28,000 residents; Jupiter, with 27,600 residents; and Lake Worth, whose population is 28,500.

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