Palm Beach County, Florida Genealogy Guide

Palm Beach County, Florida (Map It) was created on April 30, 1909 from Dade County. Palm Beach County was named for the county's large amounts of palm trees. Learn More About State of Florida History

Palm Beach County is bordered by Martin County (north), Broward County (south), Hendry County (west), Okeechobee County (northwest), Glades County (northwest).

Palm Beach County Cities and Towns 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.

A Map of Palm Beach County, Florida contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Palm Beach Co. Historical Events:

  • The entire region was most sparsely settled by white people until the last decade of the nineteenth century.
  • The coming of the Florida East Coast Railroad and the Everglades drainage project brought in many settlers as farmers and merchants and Palm Beach became a resort of world renown.
  • Thousands of cocoanut palms, royal palms and gorgeous semi-tropical foliage of various sorts make the region a paradise to northern visitors.

Palm Beach County, Florida Courthouse Records

Palm Beach County, Florida Courthouse
Palm Beach County, FL Courthouse

The Palm Beach County Courthouse is located in West Palm Beach, Florida. Learn More About State of Florida Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Palm Beach county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Palm Beach County Clerk of the Circuit Court / County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1909, Land Records from 1909, Probate Records from 1909 and Court Records from 1909. The 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, Florida Census Records

  • Learn More: State of Florida Census Records
  • U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
  • U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: None
  • State Population Schedules: 1867-1945
  • U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: None
  • U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: None
  • Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: None
  • Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: None
  • Union Veterans Schedules: None

Palm Beach County, Florida Vital Records

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