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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.

 

 

 

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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.


A Notice of Commencement is required for the construction of, improvements to, or alteration or repair to real property. See Florida Statute 713 for detailed information.

The Notice of Commencement shall be recorded in the office of the Clerk where the real property is located. A certified copy of the Notice of Commencement must be posted on the property. The property owner must sign the Notice of Commencement and no one else may be permitted to sign in his or her stead.

See Fees & Costs for current recording fees.

Notice of Commencement Form

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