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Public Records Requests

 

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:
http://palmbeach.floridahealth.gov/certificates/index.html
(Click above to order a certificate.)
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
http://www.mypalmbeachclerk.com/default.aspx
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
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:
http://www.pbcgov.com/papa/
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
http://pbctax.manatron.com/Tabs/PropertyTax.aspx
(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 recordsrequest@pbcgov.org.

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: 


Email: recordsrequest@pbcgov.org
Mail: Records Requests
Palm Beach County Public Affairs Departments
301 N. Olive Avenue, Suite 1102
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Telephone: 561-355-6680

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

15th Judicial Circuit of Florida 561-355-2431
Clerk and Comptroller 561-355-2996
Health Department Palm Beach County 561-840-4500
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) PDF document
Florida Statutes Public Records Chapter 119


 

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