Sunday, July 9, 2017
Renewing my Driver's License
On Friday, I went to the new $11 million dollar Palm Beach County Tax Collector's office on Military Trail just south of Lake Worth Road. It has 37,000 square feet and 65 employees. The three with whom I spoke were efficient and to the point. There was no time for small talk.
Basically, the only problems I encountered were driving around three times in order for a parking space to open up (get there at least 1/2 hour before your appointment) and then trying to figure out whether I had to stand in line or just go to the desk to sign in as I had a definite appointment. There were no direction signs telling customers where to go. I recommend if any of you have to go there, make an appointment.
They have a computerized system that sorts customers to different clerks who handle payments, process filings and take drivers license photos. Make sure you have all the proper paperwork to renew...they go over it with a fine tooth comb even feeling the seal on my certified birth certificate. They wanted some other ID and I gave them my conceal carry license. The clerk said, "That doesn't work for me."
All in all it was a painless experience...got my driver's license renewed until 2026 (maybe I will still be alive by that time, God willing). Oh, and the photo was not that bad.