The Property Appraiser Public Access (PAPA) website was launched in 1994 in order to give the public easy access to county property assessments and tax roll information. PAPA quickly became one of the most visited websites in the county and today, registers more than 100,000 visits per month. It is the fastest way to search and view all property records in Palm Beach County.
In addition, PAPA provides quick links to other government agencies, such as the Tax Collector’s Office and the Clerk and Comptroller’s Office.
Over the years, PAPA has been through three redesign projects including the most recent in April 2018. The website offers a more intuitive user experience that improves the organization and presentation of content so that visitors can find the information they seek at-a-glance.
Information on PAPA is public record
Florida has very broad public record laws. All information on PAPA’s website is public record.
Our office obtains personal information, i.e. driver's license, date of birth, social security numbers, through our application processes for homestead exemption, tangible tax return filing, etc. Pursuant to Section 193.074, Florida Statutes, these applications and tax returns are deemed to be confidential and the data, once submitted to our office is kept private, except upon court order or order of an administrative body having quasi-judicial powers in ad valorem tax matters. Interested persons may NOT obtain a copy of it through Florida's Public Records Act.
PAPA uses information from other County resources including, the Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller’s Office and the Tax Collector’s Office. The Palm Beach County Property Appraiser’s Office is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other websites.
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Like many sites, PAPA uses "cookies" to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of PAPA.