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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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Self-Service Center

Free DIY Workshop: Sealing or Expunging Criminal Records

Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Main Courthouse, First Floor Cafeteria, 205 North Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach

Free Self-Service Center Workshops: First Wednesday Each Month at the Main Courthouse

Do-It-Yourself In Court Toolboxes: Landlord Tenant (Eviction); Divorce; E-Courts; Tax Deeds; Child Support Enforcement & Modification; How to Collect a Judgment

Your Guide through the Courts

Pro Se E-FilingThe Self-Service Center is your go-to source for help navigating the court system in Palm Beach County, providing the resources you need to represent yourself, access the courts and much more!

Self-Service Centers are available in the Main Courthouse (room 1.25 on the first floor) and in all branch courthouse locations. Self Service Centers are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. except the Delray Beach, Royal Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens locations are closed on Fridays until further notice.

File Your Documents Online

Self-represented litigants may choose to electronically file documents online using the statewide e-filing portal. You may access the portal 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to file documents. E-filing is not required for self-represented filers; our office will continue to accept paper filings from self-represented litigants.

Self-Service Center Locations Offer:
  • Public Access Computers
  • User-friendly Legal Forms
  • Low-cost Attorney Assistance by Appointment
  • Notary, Copy and Fax Services
  • Video Relay System for the Hearing Impaired
  • Mail Order Form Request Line
  • Community Resource Referrals (Legal, Mediation, Counseling, Elder & Social Services)
  • Passport photos and applications (at branch locations only)*

*Passport services including photos and applications are available at branch locations only of the Clerk & Comptroller's office. In West Palm Beach, passport applications are handled at the United States Post Office at 3200 Summit Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33406.

Watch a short video introduction to Self Service Center assistance from Florida's Clerks of Court:

Legal Forms

Forms available for purchase include FamilySmall ClaimsEviction (Landlord/Tenant)Petition to Seal/Expunge and more. The forms have instructions including how many copies are needed, where to take the forms and what the next steps are. The prices of these forms range from $1 to $20, and they may be purchased at any Self Service Center location.

If you know the form packet you wish to purchase, you may contact us at (561) 355-7048 and submit a request over the phone.

Once you have completed your forms, you have the option to electronically file them.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO INCLUDE YOUR NAME, ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBER ON EVERY DOCUMENT YOU FILE WITH THE COURT.

Complete List of Available Forms and Prices

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Free family law forms are available online from the Office of Florida State Courts.

Notice of Related Cases Tutorial

Instructions on how to fill out a Notice of Related Cases form.

FREE Interactive Online Forms

The following legal forms may be prepared online using the Clerk's form preparation program:

  • Divorce
  • Evictions (Landlord/Tenant Action)
  • Small Claims
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Find out how you can electronically file your completed forms.

Attorney Assistance

Attorney assistance is available by appointment at all Self-Service Center locations except Belle Glade. The attorney can offer procedural advice in Family, Small Claims and Landlord/Tenant actions. The cost of this service is:

  • $15.00 for 15 minutes
  • $30.00 for 30 minutes
  • $60.00 for 60 minutes

To schedule an appointment with an attorney, please call (561) 355-7048.

Notice of Confidential Information Within Court Filing

Any court filings made in a Florida court that contain confidential information must be accompanied by a Notice of Confidential Information – a form that lists exemptions to public records laws, including adoption records, Social Security or bank account numbers, HIV test results or information identifying victims of sexual offenses. Read more, including links to helpful resources.

The Self-Service Center accepts the following forms of payment:
  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Money order
  • Check
  • Cashier’s check
  • Cash