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.
||Send email or visit website:
|Certificates – birth/death
||Palm Beach County Health Department:
(Click above to order a certificate.)
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:
|Criminal/correctional facility records
||Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office:
|DVDs of county government meetings
||PBC TV Channel 20:
Online DVD Request Form
|Permits, surveys, code documents
building, excavation, land use,
proposed projects, etc.
|Planning, Zoning & Building Department:
Email: PZBRecords@pbcgov.org or firstname.lastname@example.org
assessed value of property, taxes paid
|Palm Beach County Property Appraiser:
||School District of Palm Beach County:
||State Attorney's Office:
Valorem, non-ad valorem
|Palm Beach County Tax Collector:
(Click above for a property tax search.)
Requests from the Media
If you work for a newspaper or television station, please send your requests to email@example.com.
Not Sure How to Start?
If you are not sure where to start, the Public Affairs Department serves as a central point-of-contact and works with the appropriate county departments to ensure a prompt and thorough response to each request received.
Note: There may be a fee to have staff retrieve records for you.
You can make a public records request through Public Affairs in the following ways:
Palm Beach County Public Affairs Departments
301 N. Olive Avenue, Suite 1102
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.
Helpful Telephone Numbers/Links
County policy on public records requests and fees (PPM/CW-F-002)
Florida Statutes Public Records Chapter 119