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Pursuant to 119.12 (2), F.S., the custodian of public records is Hampton Peterson, 561.355.2996.

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Guardianship Fraud Hotline

File a Report Online

Questions about filing a report? Call (561) 355-FRAUD or see the Guardianship Fraud Hotline Frequently Asked Questions.

If you suspect physical abuse, please contact the Florida Department of Children and Families at
1-800-96-ABUSE (1-800-962-2873).

To file a hotline report, please complete the following form and be as specific as possible.


Person or Persons Involved,
to the extent known:
(Guardian, Family member, etc.)


Telephone Number of Person:
example: 555-555-5555


Person's Address:


Name of Ward:


Guardianship Case Number:


Ward's Address:


Describe the Situation:
(please be as specific as possible)


If you wish to remain anonymous, please leave the following areas BLANK and click SUBMIT to send this form.




                                  Email Address:


Telephone Number:
example: 555-555-5555








Zip Code:



This submission will be sent directly to the Clerk & Comptroller's Division of Inspector General.

Ethics Hotline

Message from
Clerk Bock

Sharon R. BockMy accredited Division of Inspector General has joined forces with my skilled guardianship auditors to begin conducting the highest level of fraud investigations possible on more than 2,600 guardianship cases. Never before in our county’s history have our most vulnerable citizens been so protected.
These audits, which are designed to better identify guardianship fraud, waste and financial mismanagement, come at such a critical time. It is estimated that as Palm Beach County’s senior population continues to grow, guardianship cases will increase 15 percent, or 400 cases, per year. The program, which is no additional cost to taxpayers, also serves our most innocent citizens, unemancipated minor children.
As your constitutional Clerk & Comptroller, I am committed to ensuring helpless citizens are properly cared for. Please join me in my efforts by reporting those who you suspect of mishandling a ward’s finances to the Guardianship Fraud Hotline. 

Sharon R. Bock, Esq.
Clerk & Comptroller
Palm Beach County