Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller hours changing, branch office expanding
Technology has changed the way we do business at the Clerk & Comptroller’s office. Thanks to advances such as E-Filing, we are now a 24-hour operation, with court documents and traffic ticket payments and other information coming to us around the clock.
It’s a dramatic shift from the days when court business could only be done when the Clerk’s office was open. And now, we need to adjust our operations accordingly, to allow our employees to keep pace with our evolving workload.
The following changes will take effect Monday, August 5:
All Clerk’s offices at all of our courthouse locations will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Clerk’s employees will continue to work from 8 a.m. through 5 p.m., and will use the hour in the afternoon when the offices are not open to the public to process documents, update court files and complete other work that typically was handled before or after regular business hours.
The Clerk’s branch location at the Midwestern Communities Service Center in Royal Palm Beach, now open twice a week, will be open five days a week, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The office will accept payments on all County Criminal cases, handle Value Adjustment Board petitions, and sell Self Service packets to the public.
I believe these changes will make us more productive and efficient, while allowing us to continue providing excellent customer service. However, I understand that you may have some questions about our new hours. Please visit our website for more information about the change, and don’t hesitate to contact me should you have additional questions.
Sharon R. Bock, Esq.
Clerk & Comptroller, Palm Beach County