The Main Courthouse is open, but temperatures inside the building are warmer than usual. If you need to conduct business at the Main Courthouse, plan for warmer-than-normal temperatures. You can also visit any Clerk & Comptroller branch location, or conduct your business online.


Face Coverings Required: Anyone entering a Palm Beach County courthouse or government building must wear a face covering. Learn more about our safety measures.


CARES Act Payments: See frequently asked questions about payments. 


Holiday Hours:  Our offices will be closed on Friday, July 3, in observation of Independence Day. Visit our Online Service Portal to make payments, search records and file documents while our offices are closed.




As of June 5, 2002, the law requires that documents of the following types, recorded on or after the effective date, may not be placed on a publicly available Internet Web site:

  • Military Discharge
  • Death Certificates
  • Court files, records of paper relating to matters or cases governed by:
    • The Florida Rules of Family
    • The Florida Rules of Juvenile Procedure
    • The Florida Rules of Probate

For documents recorded prior to June 5, 2002, any affected person may request that the Clerk & Comptroller remove an image of one of the above-listed documents from a publicly available Internet website. This request must be in writing and may be delivered in person, by mail, electronically, or by facsimile. Please use the request form below and specify the book and page number of the document to be removed.

Internet Document Removal Form

Searching Public Records

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.

Florida law requires that images and copies of the above listed documents remain on file and available to the public upon request in the office of the Clerk & Comptroller.

Contact the Recording Department

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

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

Main Courthouse
205 N. Dixie Hwy., Room 4.2500
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(561) 355-2991

Mailing Address
PO Box 4177
West Palm Beach, FL 33402-4177

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