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address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic
email to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

Pursuant to 119.12 (2), F.S., the custodian of public records is Hampton Peterson, 561.355.2996.

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Self-Service Center

Free Do-It-Yourself In Court Workshops & Toolboxes

Are you representing yourself in court? The Clerk & Comptroller's Self-Service Center hosts free workshops each month on a variety of topics. Plus, toolboxes from past workshops offer additional resources to help you.

Your Guide through the Courts

Pro Se E-FilingThe Self-Service Center is your go-to source for help navigating the court system in Palm Beach County, providing the resources you need to represent yourself, access the courts and much more!

Self-Service Centers are available in the Main Courthouse (room 1.25 on the first floor) and in all branch courthouse locations. Self Service Centers are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

File Your Documents Online

Self-represented litigants may choose to electronically file documents online using the statewide e-filing portal. You may access the portal 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to file documents. E-filing is not required for self-represented filers; our office will continue to accept paper filings from self-represented litigants.

Self-Service Center Locations Offer:
  • Public Access Computers
  • User-friendly Legal Forms
  • Free Navigator Assistance with Form Preparation
  • Notary, Copy and Fax Services
  • Video Relay System for the Hearing Impaired
  • Mail Order Form Request Line
  • Community Resource Referrals (Legal, Mediation, Counseling, Elder & Social Services)
  • Passport photos and applications (at branch locations only)*

*Passport services including photos and applications are available at branch locations only of the Clerk & Comptroller's office. In West Palm Beach, passport applications are handled at the United States Post Office at 3200 Summit Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33406.

Watch a short video introduction to Self Service Center assistance from Florida's Clerks of Court:

Legal Forms

Forms available for purchase include FamilySmall ClaimsEviction (Landlord/Tenant)Petition to Seal/Expunge and more. The forms have instructions including how many copies are needed, where to take the forms and what the next steps are. The prices of these forms range from $1 to $20, and they may be purchased at any Self Service Center location.

If you know the form packet you wish to purchase, you may contact us at (561) 355-7048 and submit a request over the phone.

Once you have completed your forms, you have the option to electronically file them.


Complete List of Available Forms and Prices



Free family law forms are available online from the Office of Florida State Courts.

Notice of Related Cases Tutorial

Instructions on how to fill out a Notice of Related Cases form.

FREE Interactive Online Forms

The following legal forms may be prepared online using the Clerk's form preparation program:

  • Divorce
  • Evictions (Landlord/Tenant Action)
  • Small Claims

Find out how you can electronically file your completed forms.

Navigator Document Preparation Assistance

Free document preparation assistance is available by appointment at our West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens and Delray locations. The Navigator can assist you in completing court documents and can give you procedural information for most family law and county civil actions. They cannot give you legal advice or represent you in court.

See what forms with which a Navigator can assist you.

To schedule an appointment with our Navigator, please call 561.355.7048

Other Resources

These links are not affiliated with the Clerk's office.

Notice of Confidential Information Within Court Filing

Any court filings made in a Florida court that contain confidential information must be accompanied by a Notice of Confidential Information – a form that lists exemptions to public records laws, including adoption records, Social Security or bank account numbers, HIV test results or information identifying victims of sexual offenses. Read more, including links to helpful resources.

The Self-Service Center accepts the following forms of payment:
  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Money order
  • Check
  • Cashier’s check
  • Cash