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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.
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.