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Palm Beach Public Records

Palm Beach County officially began in 1909 and is located along Florida’s east coast. Most records are available to the public, although certain birth and death records are restricted. Palm Beach County public records available include court records, both civil and criminal, as well has marriage and divorce records, military records and cemetery records.

Palm Beach County birth records and death records can be ordered through the Palm Beach County Health Department. Palm Beach County marriage and divorce records and court records are available through the Clerk and Comptroller’s office. Florida criminal records may be requested through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement online for a fee. Historic Palm Beach County military records and cemetery records are housed at the State Archives. Locally, the Historical Society of Palm Beach County houses local and state records that can be researched for a small fee.

  • Palm Beach County death records without a cause of death listed are available to the public from the local Health Department by mail, in person or online through VitalChek.
  • Palm Beach County birth records are restricted to the person of record, parent or guardian, or legal representative, as are death records with cause of death listed. These are available through the local Health Department.
  • Palm Beach County marriage records, divorce and court records may be viewed online through the Clerk and Comptroller’s website or in person at the Clerk and Comptroller’s Record Service Center.
  • Criminal records requests may be made by mail or online through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement website.
  • The State Archives allows in-person searches or takes requests by phone for Palm Beach County military and cemetery records.
  • About Palm Beach County Public Records

    Public records in Palm Beach County enjoy almost unrestricted access, with the exception being birth and death records. Only authorized individuals may request Palm Beach County birth records, although an unrelated third party may be authorized to receive a copy.  If you are interested in Palm Beach County death records, Florida only restricts the cause of death data, making Florida public records almost completely open.

    Free Online Public Records in Palm Beach County

    The Clerk and Comptroller’s office is responsible for maintaining all civil and criminal court records, as well as marriage and divorce records. The online public access portal will return a scanned image of a marriage license. These free online public records for Palm Beach County are great resources.

    Historic Public Records Search in Palm Beach County

    The Clerk and Comptroller’s office does have some historic public records, like marriage records that date back to 1909. Otherwise, an historic public records search in Palm Beach County must rely on military and cemetery records held by the local Palm Beach County Historical Society or those held by the State Archives.



     
    County of Palm Beach Resources & Statistics
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    Population:
    570,490

     
    Under 18:
    268,290

     
    Over 65:
    274,737

     
    Employed:
    798,617

     
    Land in Square Miles:
    1,974.11

     
    Acres of Farms:
    535,965

     
    Births:
    15,170

     
    Deaths:
    13,755

     
    Infant Deaths:
    96

     
     
    Murder:
    47

     
    Forcible Rape:
    221

     
    Robbery:
    612

     
    Assault:
    1,950

     
    Total Violent Crime:
    2,830

     
    Burglary:
    4,423

     
    Larceny \ Theft:
    11,720

     
    Motor Vehicle Theft:
    2,228

     
    Total Property Crime:
    18,371

     
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