In the middle of the Civil War, Congress passed the Homestead Act of 1862 which offered 160 acres to settlers in exchange for making improvements to or farming unsettled government owned lands. Samuel and Fannie James, a mixed race couple, settled in the area around 1885 when the region was referred to as “Jewell.” Fannie
Fast Facts Incorporated November 5, 1894. Oldest incorporated municipality in Southeast Florida. It covers an area of 57.69 square miles (55.13 sq mi land/2.56 sq mi water) Estimated 2018 population is 111,398 Average elevation is 13 ft above sea level As one of the three largest cities making up the South Florida region, and the
The Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller is your public trustee, responsible for safeguarding public records and public funds. The Florida Constitution established the Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller as a constitutional officer, directly elected by and accountable to Palm Beach County citizens. The office performs more than 1,000 different duties that keep our
About Us The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County (SWA) is the governmental agency responsible for providing an economical and environmentally conscious Integrated Solid Waste Management System for Palm Beach County, Florida. With approximately 400 employees, the SWA provides solid waste disposal and recycling services and programs to the county’s 1.4 million residents and businesses.
Gregg Weiss is a long time community advocate and local leader who knows how to get things done. Passionate about public service, Gregg has a history of working side-by-side with our local leaders and neighborhoods to make Palm Beach County a great place to live, work and play. As a 30 year business executive, Gregg
Palm Beach County Office of Equal Business Opportunity In order to do business with the County, vendors are required to Register or activate their account at the following link: https://pbcvssp.co.palm-beach.fl.us/webapp/vssp/AltSelfService Existing Vendors must activate their vendor registration account. New Vendors must register as a Palm Beach County Vendor. ALL vendors must verify that the following are CORRECT:
Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office Facts 3,941 total PBSO staff February 2013 1,492 Sworn Law Enforcement 699 Sworn Corrections 1,750 Civilian Support Staff 2,700 Volunteers $471,302,293 FY 2013 adopted budget additional Budget Info 763,981 Estimated patrol district population for year end 2012 Palm Beach County Facts Established April 30, 1909 Third largest of 67 Florida counties 2,383.01 total square miles 1,969.76 land 413.25 water Approximately 45 miles of ocean shoreline