West Palm Beach Court

Find West Palm Beach 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.

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

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

About West Palm Beach Courts

Courts in West Palm Beach, 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 West Palm Beach Criminal Courts, the government prosecutes a case against parties accused of breaking the law. In West Palm Beach Civil Courts the Court resolves disputes between citizens.

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

West Palm Beach 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 West Palm Beach Courthouses.

West Palm Beach Trial Courts

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

Appellate Court in West Palm Beach, Florida

Appellate Courts, or Courts of Appeal, hear appeals of decisions that are reached in West Palm Beach 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. West Palm Beach 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.