Chapters 119.071, 493.6122, 741.465 and 744.21031 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 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 Redaction of Exempt Personal Information Form, giving us permission to modify the records. A separate request form must be submitted for each individual seeking the redaction of information. Forms for children under 18 must be signed by a parent. Return the signed form to our office by mail or in person.
There may be consequences to redacting information on a public record. If you have questions regarding the potential consequences, you may wish to consult with an attorney.
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.
To request an unredacted copy be released by the clerk’s office, of a document that you requested be redacted, complete the Request to the Palm Beach County Clerk of Court to Release Redacted Information on Recorded Documents Form.
These forms are public records. If a copy of a form is requested, all exempt information contained in the form will be redacted.
Searching Public Records
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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.
205 N. Dixie Hwy., Room 4.2500
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
PO Box 4177
West Palm Beach, FL 33402-4177