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Documents to be Recorded Must Be Submitted Electronically or By Mail

Our offices are closed for non-essential, in-person services. To record documents, you may:

  • Submit documents electronically, or
  • Mail documents to:
    Clerk & Comptroller, Palm Beach County
    Recording Department
    PO Box 4177
    West Palm Beach, FL 33402-4177

Full payment 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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