Why do people on social media say Palm Beach Gardens taxes are super high?

We don’t really know. Palm Beach Gardens’ reputation as an upscale community may lead people to believe taxes are high, but the numbers don’t lie. Palm Beach Gardens’ property tax rate is slightly higher than unincorporated rates, but the City doesn’t tax utilities, pays a portion of every resident’s trash bill and has a lower communication tax rate.

Palm Beach Gardens compares favorably to other cities. Palm Beach Gardens property tax rate is 5.17 mills including fire. Juno Beach residents pay a total of 5.28 mills, the Juno tax rate of 1.82 mills and the County Fire tax of 3.46 mills. The North Palm Beach property tax rate is 6.9 mills, but they do not pay the County library tax of .5599 mills.

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1. Are there five elections?
2. What are the five areas?
3. Who gets to vote?
4. What does a YES vote or NO vote mean?
5. When and how will the vote occur?
6. When would annexation go into effect?
7. Are other Cities proposing annexations too?
8. What would annexation save or cost me?
9. Can you explain my annexation cost or savings in another way?
10. What’s my taxable value?
11. Where would savings come from?
12. Who will pay more after annexation?
13. Why do people on social media say Palm Beach Gardens taxes are super high?
14. What would it cost if we were to annex into Juno Beach?
15. What would it cost if we were to annex into North Palm Beach?
16. What is Palm Beach Gardens tax history?
17. What is the Palm Beach Gardens approach to policing?
18. How do Palm Beach Gardens police response times compare?
19. Will Palm Beach Gardens hire more police officers?
20. Will service change for Fire & EMS?
21. Is Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue invested in the community?
22. What is Palm Beach Gardens Storm Response?
23. Is Palm Beach Gardens going to make our neighborhood change?
24. What can we expect for Code Enforcement?
25. Can I still park my work truck at home?
26. How does Palm Beach Gardens maintain roads, sidewalks, stormwater…?
27. My neighborhood could use some improvements, like stormwater and sidewalks or converting to sewer. Would the City do that?
28. Will Palm Beach Gardens clean up the canal by my home?
29. Will Palm Beach Gardens spray for mosquitos?
30. How does the City respond to citizen concerns?
31. Why does everyone talk so much about your Parks & Recreation programs?
32. Do residents pay lower rates for your recreation programs?
33. How often would we get trash and recycling?
34. I have well water and/or septic instead of using Seacoast. Will I be required to hook up?
35. How would I have a say in Palm Beach Gardens government?
36. What happens to my County representation?
37. Would my Utilities change?
38. Will my child’s school change?
39. I have a North Palm Beach address. How will I be affected?
40. Will my homestead exemptions or Save Our Homes protection change?
41. Will annexation cause my taxable value to be reassessed?
42. What about Special Districts or PACE Assessments?
43. Can we keep our private road?