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Recording


Due to the impact of Hurricane Irma, there may be delays in processing documents submitted for recording.

Documents are “recorded” and become Official Records of Palm Beach County.  The public can view these documents at the Main Courthouse or online through a public access search.

Self-addressed, stamped envelopes are required for hard copy documents submitted for recording. See mailing fees chart for more information.

Note: Privacy laws may exclude the availability of some documents from the Internet.

eRecording

Submit documents electronically using a vendor.

Same Day Recording

Present documents in person at:

Drop-Off Locations*

Documents will NOT be recorded same day:

* Certain documents are only accepted at the Main Courthouse. View a list of documents NOT accepted at other locations.

By Mail or Delivery Service

Send documents by express delivery service to the Main Courthouse, or mail to PO Box 4177, West Palm Beach, FL 33402-4177

Recording Transmittal Form (PDF)

For submitting documents to be recorded

Download

Forms

Download free forms commonly used for recording in the Palm Beach County Official Records. Florida law (F.S. 28.215) prevents our staff from providing legal advice. If you are unsure of the form to use or how to complete it correctly, we recommend you seek legal counsel..

Property Fraud Alert

Property Fraud Alert is a free service to help you protect your property from fraud by monitoring the documents being recorded in the Official Records of the Clerk & Comptroller's office.

eRecording

The Clerk & Comptroller's office is now accepting eRecorded documents. Find out how to get started with eRecording.

Declaration of Domicile

A “Declaration of Domicile” is a legal document that defines where you reside and intend to maintain your permanent and principal home; and declares that you are a bona fide resident of the State of Florida.

Domestic Partnership

Palm Beach County's domestic partnership registry is maintained by the Clerk & Comptroller's Recording Department.

Escrow Accounts

The Clerk & Comptroller provides non-interest bearing escrow accounts for payment of Recording and other services, such as Index/Photocopy fees.

Fee Calculator

Calculate recording fees and documentary stamps for deeds, mortgages, lis pendens and other documents.

Notice of Commencement

Florida law requires a “Notice of Commencement” to be recorded by the county and/or city before activities begin (such as renovations, building of a pool, etc.).

Transfer of Lien to Bond

If you wish to transfer a lien to bond, you must provide a recorded copy of the Claim of Lien being bonded together with a cashier's check pursuant to Chapter 713 of the Florida Statutes.

Contact the Recording Department
 
Shipping Address

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

Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Telephone (561) 355-2991

Mailing Address

PO Box 4177
West Palm Beach, FL 33402-4177

 

 

South County Courthouse 200 W. Atlantic Ave.
Delray Beach, FL 33444

Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Telephone (561) 274-1588

 

Midwestern Communities Service Center 200 Civic Center Way, Suite 500
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411

Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Telephone (561) 784-1271

North County Courthouse 3188 PGA Blvd.

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 

Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Telephone (561) 624-6622

 
Clerk-Culator: Palm Beach County Recording Fees Calculator

FREE APP FOR iPHONE & ANDROID

Do you often record deeds, mortgages, lis pendens or other documents in the Official Record Books of Palm Beach County? Save time with Clerk-Culator, a free recording fee calculator from the Clerk & Comptroller’s office. This easy-to-use app helps calculate the recording fees, doc stamps, and other fees for recording your document.

           Available on the App Store                                 Android App on Google Play

Don't have an iPhone or Android device? Try the web vBersion of the recording fees calculator.

Recording

Contact Information

Main Courthouse:
(561) 355-2991
 
South County:
(561) 274-1588
 
North County:
(561) 624-6622
 
Midwestern Communities Service Center:
(561) 784-1271 
 
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