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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.

If you wish to transfer a lien to bond, you must provide a recorded copy of the Claim of Lien being bonded together with cash or a cashier's check pursuant to Chapter 713 of the Florida Statutes. Fees for the amount of the bond are calculated in the following manner: the amount of the claim of lien, plus interest at the legal rate for a 3-year period, plus $1,000.00 or 25% of the lien amount, whichever is greater. When depositing cash to transfer to security, a registry fee at a rate of 3% for the first $500.00 and 1.5% for each subsequent $100.00 percent is required.

In addition to the cash bond amount, made payable to the Clerk & Comptroller in certified funds, cash, credit card or a check is required for the recording and notification fees. Contact our office for the total amount due. Current Recording fees are listed in Fees & Costs.

If you are transferring to security by surety bond and not by cash bond, please allow an additional fee for the approval of the bond by the Deputy Clerk, as prescribed by statute.

If the transfer involves multiple liens, an additional charge for each additional lien shall be charged.

To request the release of a Transfer of Security by Cash or Surety Bond deposited with the Clerk & Comptroller, download and complete the form below. Present the completed, notarized form along with the $12.60 recording fee to the Recording Department - Specialized Intake section.

Transfer Bond Release Form

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