Palm Beach County Court

Find Palm Beach County Florida courts and courthouses, such as federal, state, district, superior, criminal, common, circuit, judicial, judiciary, divorce, appeals, family, traffic, and small claims courts. Courts provide information on legal cases, law documents, case searches, and appeals.

Belle Glade County Court 38844 State Road 80 Belle Glade FL 33430 561-996-4843

Delray Beach County Court 200 West Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach FL 33444 561-274-1530

Palm Beach County Courthouse 205 North Dixie Highway West Palm Beach FL 33401 561-355-2431

Palm Beach Gardens County Court 3188 PGA Boulevard Palm Beach Gardens FL 33410 561-624-6608

Royal Palm Beach County Court 200 Civic Center Way West Palm Beach FL 33411 561-355-2523

About Palm Beach County Courts

Courts in Palm Beach County, FL are government institutions that resolve legal disputes in accordance with local Palm Beach County and Florida law and are housed in Palm Beach County courthouses. Courts are divided into Criminal Courts and Civil Courts. In Palm Beach County Criminal Courts, the government prosecutes a case against parties accused of breaking the law. In Palm Beach County Civil Courts the Court resolves disputes between citizens.

You may contact Courts for questions about:
  • Palm Beach County court records and judgments
  • Law documents, filings and case records
  • Appealing Palm Beach County court judgments
  • Court calendars and dockets
  • Palm Beach County background checks
Palm Beach County Court Records

Palm Beach County court records are available to the public at the Palm Beach County Courthouse. Records vary by specific court, however, commonly requested public records include copies of court decisions, court filings and records, court dockets and calendars, people and background check information as well as criminal records.

About the US Court System

The United States Legal System is comprised of a Federal Court System and Fifty State Court Systems which hear cases at Palm Beach County Courthouses.

Palm Beach County Trial Courts

Palm Beach County Courts, where cases are heard for the first time, are where both sides, the prosecutor and defendant present evidence to argue and support their versions of events. A jury usually decides the outcome of cases and a single judge presides over the court room.

Limited Jurisdiction Court

Limited Jurisdiction Courts in Palm Beach County are typically limited to hearing only cases about small claims, traffic and driving violations, and misdemeanor offenses. Other courts of limited jurisdiction include Palm Beach County Probate Courts and Palm Beach County Family Courts.

Appellate Court in Palm Beach County, Florida

Appellate Courts, or Courts of Appeal, hear appeals of decisions that are reached in Palm Beach County Trial Courts. A judge or a panel of judges presides over the appellate process and decides the outcome of the trial rather than a jury.

Florida Federal Courts

Federal Courts are divided into Trial Courts and Appellate courts. Palm Beach County Federal Courts are divided into Courts of General Jurisdiction and Courts of Limited Jurisdiction. General Jurisdiction Courts preside over all matters of cases, whereas Courts of Limited Jurisdiction are limited by their scope. Federal Courts in Florida are referred to as Superior Courts or District Courts and have jurisdictional authority over defined geographic areas.

Twelve Circuit Courts comprise the US Appellate Court System with the United States Supreme Court at its head. Appellate Courts in Florida state are similar to the Federal System, whereas multiple appellate courts hear cases within a defined geographic area, governed by the highest State Court, the Florida Supreme Court.