Boynton Beach has two major north-south limited access highways:
- 1-95 with exits at Gateway, Boynton Beach Boulevard, and Woolbright
- The Florida Turnpike (Toll Road) with an interchange at Boynton
Palm Beach International Airport
15 minutes north on 1-95
Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
40 minutes south on 1-95
Miami international Airport
60-70 minutes south an 1-95
Palm Beach County Airport at Lantana
3 miles north of Boynton Beach. General aviation airport open to
noncommercial. non-jet aircraft, charter service, rentals, flying
school, repair facilities & fueling for small engine aircraft.
Boca Raton Airport
15 minutes south of Boynton Beach General aviation and executive
Amtrak from Delray Beach to the south, and West Palm Beach to the
north. For reservations or information call 800-872-7245
Tri-County Commuter Rail links West Palm Beach through Miami (67
miles) A Tri-Rail station is located in Boynton Beach at Gateway
LICENSES, TAXES & UTILITIES
DECLARATION OF DOMICILE
A Declaration of Domicile may be declared at the South County Courthouse,
200 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach. For more information, call
the Clerk of the Circuit Court at 561-355-2996.
A Florida driver's license must be obtained within 30 days of starting
a job, declaring residency or enrolling a child in school. The cost
is $20. Apply at 14570 S. Military Trail, C-3, Delray Beach, 561-681-6333.
Appointments may be made by phone. Applicants must surrender their
out-of-state license and show one other form of identification,
such as birth certificate.
VEHICLE REGISTRATION, LICENSE & EMISSIONS
Register vehicles at the Vehicle Registration Office at 501 South
Congress Avenue, Delray Beach. Proof of insurance, title or registration,
and vehicle identification number are required. License plates must
be secured within 30 days of establishing permanent residency in
Florida. An emission inspection is also required. Call 561-930-7922
UTILITIES & SERVICES
- Electricity: Florida Power & Light - 561-697-8000
- Telephone: Bell South - 561-780-2355
- Water & Sewer - 561-375-6300
- Garbage - 561-375-6200
- Gas: Florida Public Utilities - 561-278-2636
All sized boats must be registered. Valid out-of-state registrations
are good for 90 days. Call 561-930-7922.
To obtain a marriage license, both individuals must present photo
identification such as driver's license or passport. Take these
to the South County Courthouse, 200 West Atlantic Avenue, Room 103,
Delray Beach. For more information, call 561-930-2230.
Occupational Licenses are required for both city and county. Costs
vary according to occupation. Call the South County Administrative
Complex, 561-355-2272 and City Hall, 561-375-6360, for more information.
TAXES & SOCIAL SECURITY
Florida has no income or inheritance tax. State sales tax is 7%;
food and prescription drugs are exempt from taxation. For information
on Florida's Homestead Exemption and other property tax laws, call
the Property Appraiser's office, South County Administrative Complex,
502 S. Congress Avenue, 561-355-2866. The Social Security office
is located at 310 S.E. First Street, Defray Beach. Hours are 9 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 800-772-1213.
To register, the applicant must be a United States citizen and
be 18 years of age before election day. Registration is available
up to 30 days prior to an election, and beginning ten days after
an election. Boynton Beach uses a single registration system for
city, county, and national elections. Registration is available
at City Hall or at the Library.
Contact the Palm Beach County School Board Public Information Office,
561-434-8000, to determine school placement. Students enrolling
in Palm Beach County Schools for the first time will need: two documents
showing proof of residence, a certificate of immunization (HRS form
680); proof of a medical exam during the last 12 months; a copy
of a transferring students report card; the student's Social Security
number. Kindergarten and first grade students must verify age by
showing a birth certificate.
Boynton Elementary Schools:
Boynton Headstart Program
909 N.E. Third Street
561-375-6055 The Headstart program is federally funded through Palm
Beach County and provides daycare for 3- to 5-year-olds. Boynton
Headstart also provides free immunizations on the first Wednesday
of every month on a walk-in basis, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1p.m. to