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Palm Beach County, Florida
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Palm Beach County, Florida Facts

When was Palm Beach County, FL Created?
Palm Beach County was created on April 30, 1909 from Dade County. This county was named for the county’s large amounts of palm trees.

What is the County Seat of Palm Beach County, FL?
The County Seat is located in West Palm Beach also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Palm Beachs County, FL?
Bordering Counties are Martin CountyBroward CountyHendry CountyOkeechobee CountyGlades County.

What cities and towns are in Palm Beach County, FL?
Cities and towns located in the County include Atlantis, Belle Glade, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Briny Breezes, Cloud Lake, Delray Beach, Glen Ridge, Golf, Greenacres, Gulf Stream, Haverhill, Highland Beach, Hypoluxo, Juno Beach, Jupiter, Jupiter Inlet Colony, Lake Clarke Shores, Lake Park, Lake Worth, Lantana, Loxahatchee Groves, Manalapan, Mangonia Park, North Palm Beach, Ocean Ridge, Pahokee, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach Shores, Palm Springs, Riviera Beach, Royal Palm Beach, South Bay, South Palm Beach, Tequesta, Wellington, West Palm Beach.

Palm Beach County, FL Vital Records

Where can find Palm Beach County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Palm Beach County vital records can be found at the Florida Office of Vital Records which has copies of Birth & Deaths reported 1917 to present and Divorce & Marriages since June 6, 1927. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Florida for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Palm Beach County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Florida Birth CertificateMarriage CertificateDivorce CertificateDeath Certificate Applications to mail.

Vital Records can also be found in the Palm Beach County Health Department has copies of Birth & Death certificates. Also has computer access from 1917 to present for birth records for the entire state as well as births that occurred in this county.

Palm Beach County, FL Census Records

What Palm Beach County, FL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Palm Beach County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1910192019301940.

There are Florida State censuses from 1867, 1875, 1885, 1935, 1945. You can get free downloadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Florida Census Records Research Guide

Palm Beach County, FL Courthouse and Government Records

Palm Beach County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Palm Beach County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Palm Beach County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Florida Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Palm Beach County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 229, West Palm Beach, FL 33402 or 301 North Olive, 9th Floor, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
  • Palm Beach County Clerk of the Circuit Court / County Clerk is custodian of all records of all predecessor courts, whether justice of the peace, city, county, probate, civil, or criminal.
    • Phone: (561) 355-2996
    • Marriage Records: 1909
    • Land Records: 1909
    • Probate Records: 1909
    • Court Records: 1909
  • Palm Beach County Tax Collector collects all real estate taxes including postponed and delinquent, all county revenues in addition to the research and issue tax deed applications. Our department is the holder of tax records and assessed values.
  • Florida Land Records
  • BLM Land Records

Palm Beach County, FL Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Palm Beach County, FL?
A list of Palm Beach County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Florida Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Palm Beach County, FL Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Palm Beach County, FL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Palm Beach County. A lot of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a fee. This is just a directory which has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site over another.

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Palm Beach Co. FL Cemeteries & Church Records

Palm Beach Co. FL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Palm Beach Co. FL General and History Websites

Palm Beach Co. FL Immigration & Naturalization

Palm Beach Co. FL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Palm Beach Co. FL Military Records

Palm Beach Co. FL Schools & Directories