Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email
address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic
email to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

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

About the Clerk & Comptroller’s Office

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The Clerk & Comptroller’s office is divided into several divisions. Its 700 employees perform more than 1,000 different functions from various locations throughout Palm Beach County.

Communications Management

Communications Management handles all media relations for the Clerk & Comptroller’s office, maintains the organization’s website, publishes e-newsletters and other office publications, and manages the office’s speakers bureau.

Courts & Official Records

The Clerk's office supports all civil and criminal courts in Palm Beach County through the processing, filing and recording of court documents; maintains and safeguards the county’s Official Records.

Division of Inspector General

The Division of Inspector General (IG) provides independent and objective auditing and investigative services; administers the Guardianship Fraud Hotline.


The Finance Division acts as a check and balance on the county government’s budget, revenue and spending; provides services to the Board of County Commissioners, including recording of minutes and administering the Value Adjustment Board process.

Human Resources

The Human Resources Division oversees recruitment, employee programs and benefits as well as volunteer and career opportunities.

Information Technology

The Information Technology Division handles the office's technology and computer systems.