Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email
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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Internet Document Restrictions

As of June 5, 2002, the law requires that documents of the following types, recorded on or after the effective date, may not be placed on a publicly available Internet Web site:

  • Military Discharge
  • Death Certificates
  • Court files, records of paper relating to matters or cases governed by:
    • The Florida Rules of Family
    • The Florida Rules of Juvenile Procedure
    • The Florida Rules of Probate

For documents recorded prior to June 5, 2002, any affected person may request that the Clerk & Comptroller remove an image of one of the above-listed documents from a publicly available Internet website. This request must be in writing and may be delivered in person, by mail, electronically, or by facsimile. Please use the request form below and specify the book and page number of the document to be removed.

Internet Document Removal Form



You may search public records online through our Official Records Listing or in person at any of our office locations. No fee is charged for this service.

Florida law requires that images and copies of the above listed documents remain on file and available to the public upon request in the office of the Clerk & Comptroller.

If you have any questions, please contact the Recording Department at (561) 355-2991.

Contact the Recording Department

Our office is open Monday-Friday (except legal holidays) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

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Main Courthouse
205 N. Dixie Hwy., Room 4.2500 
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Telephone (561) 355-2991

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PO Box 4177
West Palm Beach, FL 33402-4177



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