Palm Beach Relocation Guide

SPR-SUM 2016

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travelers wherever they need to go, including to transfer to Tri-Rail or Amtrak. There are three other airports operated by the county Department of Airports. The North Palm Beach County General Avia- tion Airport provides quick access to Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens and the Florida Research Park, and is a reliever for PBIA but has no major airlines servicing it, accepting both jet and private aircraft. Palm Beach County Park Airport is in Lantana, 6 miles south of PBIA, and is also a reliever airport but does not accept jet aircraft. It is home to several flight schools. Palm Beach County Glades Airport is near Lake Okeechobee and is the county's designated general avia- tion recreational and sport flying airport. WHEN YOU MOVE HERE … The first thing new residents should do is register their out-of-state vehicles with the Department of Motor Vehicles, because the law gives them only 10 days to do so after establishing residency in Florida by placing a child in public schools, securing a job or engaging in any occupation here. Strangely, the law also mandates that new residents must acquire a Florida driver's license within 30 days, but that is needed before registering a car. (Drivers may be ticketed if they're discovered not to have completed these tasks in time.) Then, auto insurance must be obtained from a company licensed in Florida. Vehicle registration is done by completing an application for certificate of title, which begins the process of transferring title from a person's former state of residence and gives drivers a license plate, vehicle registration certificate and validation decal for the plate. Applicants will need their Vehicle Identification Number(s), current license plate number(s) and out-of- state registration number(s), and to prove ownership and that they've met Florida insurance requirements. Those are: $10,000 minimum Personal Injury Protec- tion (PIP) coverage, and $10,000 minimum Property Damage Liability protection (PDL). The DMV may require anyone previously involved in an accident or convicted of certain offenses to buy Bodily Injury Liability (BIL) coverage as well. Be prepared before you visit a DMV office to obtain a Florida driver's license, because there are 14 million licensed drivers in the state and each year the busy DMV offices issue over 800,000 new licenses. ID requirements are much stricter than they used to be – and an out-of-state license does not fulfill them. All applicants must complete a vision test. The DMV will check the driving record of those with out-of-state licenses; any outstanding citations or anything that calls into question one's driving ability may mean the person would also have to take the written Florida DMV test and/or a supervised driving test. It is advisable to call a local DMV office to make an appointment ahead of time. PBIA opened in 1936 as Morrison Field and was used by the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. It was dedicated as an international airport in 1948, although the military continued to use it through 1962. The airport now serves more than 6 million passengers annually and was voted third-best airpor t in the United States and sixth-best in the world by Conde Nast Traveler magazine readers in 2014. The airport serves 160 daily fights via more than a dozen airlines, including Delta, JetBlue and Southwest, and offers nonstop service to more than 25 destinations, with connecting service to dozens of others worldwide. It has four levels of parking options/rates at the seven-story parking garage built in 2006, plus a free cellphone lot for those picking up arriving passengers. PBIA has created an almost stress-free environment from offering free WI-FI to passengers, free charging stations to help you stay connected, and for those that are traveling with their furry companions, they offer two secure pet stations for your pet to recharge, relax and play. There are dozens of shops and restaurants in the main terminal and its two concourses which make lay-overs much more tolerable. They even have a Spa and a Putting Green to help you relax in between fights! Deals on destinations in Palm Beach County are also available through its website at PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (PBIA) One of the Nation's Best Airports The county's public transit service, Palm Tran, connects commuters to every destination in the county, operates daily (except holidays) with 34 routes and serves more than 3,200 bus stops. " " P A L M B E A C H R E L O C A T I O N G U I D E . C O M 135

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