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Documents to be recorded may also be placed in the drop box in the Main Courthouse, on the first floor by the elevators. Full payment (no cash) and a self-addressed stamped envelope for return of documents are REQUIRED.

Documents are “recorded” and become Official Records of Palm Beach County. The public can view these documents at the Main Courthouse or online through a public access search.

Recording Transmittal Form - For submitting documents to be recorded

Self-addressed, stamped envelopes are required for hard copy documents submitted for recording. See the mailing fees chart for more information.

Note: Privacy laws may exclude the availability of some documents from the Internet.


Submit documents electronically using a vendor.

Same Day Recording

Except for designated holidays.

Present documents in person at the following locations, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Main Courthouse
Recording Department
205 N. Dixie Highway, Room 4.2500
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

South County Courthouse
200 W. Atlantic Ave.
Delray Beach

North County Courthouse
3188 PGA Blvd.
Palm Beach Gardens

West County Courthouse
2950 State Road 15, Room S-100
Belle Glade

Midwestern Communities Service Center
200 Civic Center Way, Ste. 500
Royal Palm Beach

Certain documents are only accepted at the Main Courthouse. View a list of documents NOT accepted at other locations.

By Mail or Delivery Service

Send documents by express delivery service to the Main Courthouse, or mail to PO Box 4177, West Palm Beach, FL 33402-4177.


Download free forms commonly used for recording in the Palm Beach County Official Records. Florida law (F.S. 28.215) prevents our staff from providing legal advice. If you are unsure of the form to use or how to complete it correctly, we recommend you seek legal counsel.

Property Fraud Alert

Property Fraud Alert is a free service to help you protect your property from fraud by monitoring the documents being recorded in the Official Records of the Clerk & Comptroller's office.


The Clerk & Comptroller's office is now accepting eRecorded documents. Find out how to get started with eRecording.

Declaration of Domicile

A “Declaration of Domicile” is a legal document that defines where you reside and intend to maintain your permanent and principal home; and declares that you are a bona fide resident of the State of Florida.

Domestic Partnership

Palm Beach County's domestic partnership registry is maintained by the Clerk & Comptroller's Recording Department.

Escrow Accounts

The Clerk & Comptroller provides non-interest bearing escrow accounts for payment of Recording and other services, such as Index/Photocopy fees.

Fee Calculator

Calculate recording fees and documentary stamps for deeds, mortgages, lis pendens and other documents.

Notice Of Commencement

Florida law requires a “Notice of Commencement” to be recorded by the county and/or city before activities begin (such as renovations, building of a pool, etc.).

Transfer of Lien to Bond

If you wish to transfer a lien to bond, you must provide a recorded copy of the Claim of Lien being bonded together with a cashier's check pursuant to Chapter 713 of the Florida Statutes.

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