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Additional Resources

The Ethics Hotline is for Clerk & Comptroller employees only. If you have an issue to report and are not an employee, please refer to the helpful list below.

Please e-mail us if you don’t know who to contact.


Referral Agency

Abuse  (Children, Elderly or Disabled)

Florida Abuse Hotline 
1-800-96-ABUSE (22873)

Animal Abuse or Complaint

Animal Care & Control 
(561) 276-1344

Code Violations

Palm Beach County Code Enforcement 
(561) 233-5500

Community Services Helpline

211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast

Consumer Fraud or Questions

Consumer Affairs 
(888) 852-7362

County Government
(Service Questions)

Board of County Commissioners 
(561) 355-2030

County Government
(Waste, Fraud, Misconduct or Other Abuses)

Office of Inspector General Hotline 

Criminal Acts

Crime Stoppers 
1-800-458-TIPS or 911 (emergencies)

Crime and Corruption (public officials)

State Attorney’s Public Integrity Unit Tip Line 
(561) 355-7491


Florida Commission on Human Relations 
Palm Beach County Office of Equal Opportunity 
(561) 355-4883

Domestic Violence

Domestic Abuse Hotline (24-hours)
(561) 833-7273 or (866) 891-7273

Employee Counseling

Employee Assistance Program
(561) 233-5460

Ethics Complaints 

Florida Commission on Ethics 
(850) 488-7864

Guardianship Questions

Clerk & Comptroller 
(561) 355-6511

Homestead Exemption Fraud

Property Appraiser 
(516) 355-3230

Insurance Fraud

Florida Department of Financial Services 

Landlord/Tenant Disputes

Clerk & Comptroller 
(561) 355-2500

Lemon Law Issues

Florida Attorney General 
(800) 321-5366

Medicaid Fraud

Medicaid Fraud Control Unit 
(561) 837-5000

Welfare and Food Stamp Fraud

Florida Department of Children and Families 
(866) 762-2237

Workers’ Compensations

Florida Department of Financial Services
(800) 342-1741

Workplace Violence (Emergency)

911 or 355-6630 (Command Center for County Buildings)

Ethics Hotline

Message from
Clerk Bock

Sharon R. BockAs Clerk & Comptroller of Palm Beach County, I am committed to protecting public records and public funds, while safeguarding the standards of ethics and integrity in our community.

Our Ethics Hotline is one weapon in our ongoing fight against fraud, waste, abuse and ethical misconduct. It currently allows our frontline of defense ‑ my office’s 700 employees ‑ to report issues anonymously, if they choose. While regular audits and strict internal controls are built into how we do business, research shows that anonymous tips are another effective means for identifying opportunities for improvement.

At the Clerk & Comptroller’s office, we have an organization-wide commitment to shining the light on ethics.

Sharon Bock, Esq.
Clerk & Comptroller
Palm Beach County