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.

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Confidentiality for Protected Groups

Chapters 119.071 and 493.6122 of the Florida Statutes state that individuals in certain professions, as well as their spouses and/or children, may request that the Clerk & Comptroller remove personal information from documents in the Official Record. 

Please refer to the list of qualifying professions* under Sections 119.071 and 493.6122 F.S. before submitting your request.

If you believe you have information that is protected by this statute and would like to have it shielded from public view, you must search the Official Records to identify specifically which records need to be modified and then complete a Request for Confidentiality form, giving us permission to modify the records.

Only records specifically listed on the Request for Confidentiality form will be modified.  Any additional or subsequently-recorded documents will require a new  Request for Confidentiality form. Please note that this request form only pertains to records held by the Clerk & Comptroller, Palm Beach County. To have information held by the Tax Collector or Property Appraiser made confidential, you must contact those agencies directly.

*The Request for Confidentiality form and the list of qualifying professions are available in PDF format.  You will need the free Adobe Reader to view them.

Request for Confidentiality Form



You may search public records online through our Official Records listing or in person at any of our office locations. No fee is charged for this service unless we notarize the request.  See Fees & Costs for the current notary fee.

If you have any questions, please contact the Recording Department at (561) 355-2991.

Contact the Recording Department

Our office is open Monday-Friday (except legal holidays) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

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205 N. Dixie Hwy., Room 4.2500 
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Telephone (561) 355-2991

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PO Box 4177
West Palm Beach, FL 33402-4177



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