The Office of the Town Clerk is responsible for providing legislative administration and official record keeping services. Advisory board and committee applications, certain permits, and notary services are also available in this office. The Town Clerk serves as the Supervisor of Elections, Records Management Liaison Officer, and Financial Disclosure Coordinator; and, also maintains the Town Charter and Code of Ordinances, maintains custody of the Town seal, administers oaths, and attests to official documents.
Town Charter & Code of Ordinances
The purpose of a Charter is to establish a municipality’s boundaries and set local regulations (similar to by-laws). The Code is the consolidation and organization of the Town’s current laws into subject areas. To determine if an ordinance is still law, you must check the Town Code.
The Town of Palm Beach is highly committed to transparency and efficiency in fulfilling public records requests. To this end, you can access many Town records online. If you cannot find what you are looking for, then please visit our Public Records Request Page for more information.
Important Notice as of March 19, 2020:
The current COVID-19 pandemic presents an additional series of demands on Town operations and available resources. While the Town is committed to making reasonable efforts to timely respond to all public records requests in good faith, please note that there may be additional time and/or costs required for the Town’s response as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
The contact information for the Custodian of Public Records is as follows:
Custodian of Public Records: Pat Gayle-Gordon, Acting Town Clerk
Mailing Address: Town of Palm Beach, Town Clerk’s Office; 360 S. County Road, Palm Beach, FL 33480
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: (561) 227-6342
Facsimile: (561) 838-5417
In Person: Town Hall, 360 S. County Road, Palm Beach, FL 33480
Pursuant to Section 3.03 of the Town Charter, town general elections are held on the 2nd Tuesday in March. Two Council Members and the Mayor are elected in each odd-numbered year; and, three Council Members are elected in each even-numbered year. All elected officials serve a two year term.
The Town Clerk’s Office processes the following permits:
- Auction permits
- Charitable solicitation permits
- Closing out sales application
- Commercial motion picture filming permits
- Display of unattended symbols relating to religious holidays permits
- Special event permits - Special Event Permits will not be issued until further notice, due to Covid-19.
- Temporary animal permits
Serving Your Community
The Town of Palm Beach is always looking for well qualified and dedicated individuals to serve on its various advisory boards, commissions, and committees. Please make sure to review all requirements to determine if you are eligible to serve on a particular board, committee, or commission prior to submitting an application.