Delray Beach and Palm Beach Gardens branch offices forced to close every Friday
Beginning October 2, 2015, both the Delray Beach and Palm Beach Gardens branches of the Clerk & Comptroller’s office will be closed to the public every Friday until further notice. During the closures, staff at those locations will work on docketing in an effort to alleviate backlogs that have been building since my office took a $2.6 million budget cut in July.
Our West Palm Beach, Royal Palm Beach and Belle Glade offices will remain open on Fridays, but may experience longer than usual wait times. Customers can also pay traffic tickets online or electronically file documents 24 hours a day, seven days a week at www.mypalmbeachclerk.com.
This budget shortfall was not caused by an increase in expenditures by my office; we have consistently reduced our costs over the past five years. The problem is a statewide issue with the way Clerks are funded. Without proper funding for Florida’s Clerks, access to the courts will be delayed and public safety will be jeopardized.
For more information on our budget shortfall and its impact on customer services, please see Budget News. I appreciate your patience and your support.
Sharon R. Bock, Esq.
Clerk & Comptroller, Palm Beach County
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