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Pursuant to 119.12 (2), F.S., the custodian of public records is Hampton Peterson, 561.355.2996.

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Criminal Court

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E-Courts - Using Technology to Represent Yourself

Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Main Courthouse, 205 North Dixie Highway, First Floor Cafeteria
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Sealing or Expunging Your Criminal Record

Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
North County Courthouse, 3188 PGA Boulevard, Law Library
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

The Clerk & Comptroller maintains the records for all criminal court cases filed in Palm Beach County, as well as collects and disburses court fines, fees and assessments. Many criminal court records may be searched online.

See Also: Traffic Violations 

Cash Bond Refund Information

A bond is a promise to the court that a person charged with a crime will appear for their future court dates and remain within the jurisdiction of the court.

Circuit Criminal

Circuit Criminal maintains the records for all felony cases (including, but not limited to, homicide, robbery, burglary, sex offenses, forgery, child abuse and drugs) filed in Palm Beach County.


County Criminal

County Criminal processes cases and paperwork dealing with parking tickets; animal, marine and traffic infractions; and county and municipal ordinances and misdemeanors.

Criminal Appeals

The Circuit Criminal Department handles all appeals from convictions and court rulings from Circuit Criminal Court and County Criminal Court in Palm Beach County.

Sealing and Expungement of Records

Forms and instructions for filing a Petition to Seal or a Petition to Expunge are available for a nominal fee from the Clerk & Comptroller's Self Service Center.

Sexual Offenders and Predators Search

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Criminal Court

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