Palm Harbor Facts
To enter kindergarten, a child must be five years old on or before September 1st of the school year. To enter first grade, a child must have satisfactorily completed kindergarten and be six on or before September 1st of the school year. For enrollment, Florida schools require dated immunization records, proof of a physical exam by a licensed physician within the last 12 months, and a birth certificate. School assignments are determined by parents’ or guardians’ place of residence. For school zone information, contact the Pinellas County Pupil Assignment Department at 727-586-1818.
Palm Harbor Library
The Palm Harbor Library is a 26,000 square foot facility centrally located in Palm Harbor at 2330 Nebraska Ave., just west of US 19.
Other library features include:
- A “Teen Library Center”
- The “Palm Harbor Literacy Council”
- “PHiL’s Business Center”: a joint venture with the Palm Harbor Chamber of Commerce and Pinellas County Economic Development
- A Community Room with a seating capacity of 250 people
- Sunday Concerts
- PC classes
- Books, Videos, Audio, CD’s, DVD’s, and Online Services
- “PHiL’s Book Club” (an eclectic group of people and books)
Palm Harbor is an unincorporated community, governed by the Pinellas County Commission. The 1985 State Legislature provided a special status for Palm Harbor, protecting it from annexation by surrounding municipalities and providing a mechanism for citizens to levy by referendum special purpose taxes to fund services not provided by the county.
Palm Harbor Fire Rescue is a full-service emergency service organization providing fire rescue, hazardous materials fire prevention, public education, and Emergency Medical Services. The residents of Palm Harbor support fire and rescue services through an annual tax millage assessed on the value of their homes minus the homeowner’s homestead exemption. In addition to annual audits, monthly budget reports and public meetings, a system of checks and balances in in place to ensure that your tax money is where it should be. A Board of five commissioners who are elected by the public for a four-year term is responsible for the proper administration of your property tax dollar (phone number: 727-784-0454).
Fire Station Locations:
A number of state-of-the-art retirement homes provide excellent housing for our elderly. Our Palm Harbor Community Activity Center offers recreation, entertainment, and classes for our community members. For complete information on available properties, contact a reliable realtor listed in our membership directory.