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​Palm Beach County operates under transparency in accordance with the Florida Sunshine Open Records Law. The Public Records Coordinator in Public Affairs ensures requests are processed through the proper departments under the Board of County Commissioners.  As shown in the boxes below, several Departments and Constitutional Offices handle their own requests.

 If you are seeking any of the records listed below, please contact these offices directly.

What Records Are You Looking For?


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CLERK & COMPTROLLER ORWEB@mypalmbeachclerk.com www.mypalmbeachclerk.com 561-355-2996
Court Records, Tax Deeds, Adoptions, Marriage licenses, Lawsuits, Probate, Wills, Plats, Uncashed Checks
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ENGINEERING & PUBLIC WORKS TLee@pbcgov.org www.pbcgov.com/engineering/ 561-684-4012
Road Projects, Traffic Signs & Signals, Design Plans, Right of Way Maps
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FACILITIES DEVELOPMENT & OPERATIONS FDORecordsrequest@pbcgov.org www.pbcgov.com/fdo/ 561-333-5252
Capital Improvements, Construction of County Buildings, Property and Real Estate Management
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HEALTH DEPARTMENT PublicRecordsRequest@flhealth.gov www.floridahealth.gov/ 561-671-4014
Environmental & Public Health Records  
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PBC TV CHANNEL 20 pbctv@pbcgov.org Online DVD Request Form 561-355-4573
DVDs of county government meetings  
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PLANNING, ZONING & BUILDING PZBmain@pbcgov.org www.pbcgov.com/pzb/ 561-233-5160
Building Records, Permits, Land Surveys, Code Violations, Plans  
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PROPERTY APPRAISER pa-publicrecords@pbcgov.org www.pbcgov.org/papa/ 561-355-2881
Property Records, Foreclosures, Liens, Homestead Exemption  
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PURCHASING Asims1@pbcgov.org www.pbcgov.com/purchasing/ 561-616-6846
  Contracts, RFPs, RFQs  
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SHERIFFS OFFICE emailcentralrecords@pbso.org www.pbso.org 561-688-3140
  Criminal / Arrest Records  
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TAX COLLECTOR Clientadvocate@taxcollectorpbc.com www.pbctax.com 561-355-2264
Tax Information, Driver License Renewal, Hunting & Fishing Licenses, Business Licenses

For All Other Public Records Under the Board of County Commissioners




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Public Records Requests

​To make public records requests for Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioner's departments, please contact:

Nicole Ferris
Public Affairs Department
301 N. Olive Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL  33401
Fax:  561-355-3819




Nicole Ferris
Public Affairs Department
301 N. Olive Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL  33401
Fax:  561-355-3819


Fees for public records are based on the time it takes to retrieve and review the requested documents.
In accordance with F.S. 119.07(4).


If the nature or volume of public records requested requires extensive use of information technology resources or extensive clerical or supervisory assistance by personnel of the agency involved, or both, the agency may charge, in addition to the actual cost of duplication, a special service charge, which shall be reasonable and shall be based on the cost incurred for such extensive use of information technology resources or the labor cost of the personnel providing the service that is actually incurred by the agency or attributable to the agency for the clerical and supervisory assistance required, or both.

Sunshine Laws & Exemptions

In accordance with Florida Law, Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners makes its public records accessible and available for personal inspection and/or copying by any person who makes a public records request. You can also request DVDs of the public meetings or local programs seen on the county government channel, PBC TV Channel 20.

We Can Help You

The Public Affairs Department can help you receive documents as quickly and easily as possible.  Follow the steps below to find the fastest way to receive records.

I want:   

Send email or visit website:

Certificates – birth/death Palm Beach County Health Department:
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Court records
adoptions, affidavit, criminal records, deeds, judgments, lawsuits, marriage, minutes/video of county government meetings, plats, probate, traffic court, wills, etc.
Clerk & Comptroller Palm Beach County:
Email: clerkweb@mypalmbeachclerk.com
Criminal/correctional facility records Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office:
Email: emailcentralrecords@pbso.org
DVDs of county government meetings PBC TV Channel 20:
Email:  pbctv@pbcgov.org
Online DVD Request Form
Human Resources
Requests for personnel records, verifications of employment, salary verification, etc.

Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners:
Email:  BCC-EmployeeRecords@pbcgov.org
Permits, surveys, code documents
building, excavation, land use, proposed projects, etc.

Planning, Zoning & Building Department:
Email:  PZBRecords@pbcgov.org or pzbmain@pbcgov.org
Property records
assessed value of property, taxes paid
Palm Beach County Property Appraiser:
School district School District of Palm Beach County:
Email:  PublicRecords@palmbeachschools.org
State attorney State Attorney's Office:
Email:  publicrecords@sa15.org
Tax information
Valorem, non-ad valorem
Palm Beach County Tax Collector:
Email:  Clientadvocate@taxcollectorpbc.com
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Helpful Telephone Numbers/Links

15th Judicial Circuit of Florida 561-355-2431
Clerk and Comptroller 561-355-2996
Health Department Palm Beach County 561-840-4500
Planning, Zoning & Building 561-233-5160 (records)
Public Defender 561-355-7651
School District of Palm Beach County 561-357-7663
Sheriff's Office 561-688-3140 (central records)
State Attorney 561-355-7247
Supervisors of Elections 561-656-6200
Property Appraiser 561-355-2881
Tax Collector 561-355-2264

Related Links

County policy on public records requests and fees (PPM/CW-F-002)
Florida Statutes Public Records Chapter 119

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