Award-Winning Healthcare

Wellington Regional Medical Center is a 158-bed community hospital conveniently located at the intersection of Forest Hill Blvd and State Road 7/441 in Wellington. Since opening it’s doors nearly 25 years ago, Wellington Regional has kept pace with the growing medical needs of our community. We have invested in developing advanced and comprehensive health care… Read more »

Driver’s License

Beginning January 1, 2010, Florida has new documentation requirements for residents renewing or obtaining a new driver license or identification card. For office visits, you must bring original documents that prove your identity, social security number and residential address.

Establishing Residency

Under Florida law, you automatically establish residency when being employed, enrolling children in school or registering to vote. You may document your residency by obtaining and filing a Declaration of Domicile with the office of the Clerk & Comptroller, (561) 355-6214. For more information, visit www.pbcountyclerk.com

Homestead Exemption Services

Florida provides a standard $25,000 Homestead Exemption to residential property owners who qualify for the tax savings benefit. Every person who has legal title to a residential property in Florida and lives there permanently qualifies for the state’s standard $25,000 exemption. An additional Homestead Exemption benefit up to $25,000 relates only to properties with an… Read more »

Houses of Worship

The Palm Beaches provide a sanctum for most major religious denominations, and newcomers will almost certainly find one compatible with their beliefs. Area clergy and religious leaders are continually engaged in community activities and are eager to help families settle into their new homes. For further information about places of worship in Palm Beach County,… Read more »

Important Numbers

All Emergencies 911 PBC Division of Emergency Management (561) 712-6400 Poison Control Center (800) 222-1222 Non-Emergency Numbers Fire County Fire Rescue (561) 616-7000 Wellington (561) 616-7000 Acreage (561) 616-7000 Greenacres (561) 642-2160 Loxahatchee (561) 616-7000 Royal Palm Beach (561) 616-7000 Police Sheriff’s Department (561) 688-3000 Crime Stoppers (800) 458-TIPS Florida Highway Patrol (561) 357-4000 Wellington… Read more »

Licensing

Fishing In Florida, both freshwater and saltwater fishing licenses may be required. To protect our natural resources, there are some legal minimum lengths and limits on the number of fish you may possess. There is also closed season on some shellfish and snook. To obtain a resident license for fishing and hunting, you must be… Read more »

Local Attractions

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, located in West Palm Beach, Florida, is one of the premier performing arts centers in the Southeast with a growing national and international reputation. True to the spirit in which it was created, the Center is expanding programming by initiating projects on local, national and international… Read more »

Motor Vehicle Registration

The Tax Collector serves as the agent for the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles for titling and registering all motorized vehicles, boats and mobile homes (commercial and private), including motorcycles and mopeds (registrations only). The Tax Collector’s office also issues disabled parking placards. New residents should register their vehicle(s) and obtain a Florida… Read more »

Newcomer Information

You must visit an office with these documents: if you are applying for your first driver license or identification card when your current credential expires and you have already used the one-time "convenience" renewal option if you have changed your name since your last renewal (eg: by marriage or divorce). If none of these apply… Read more »