The Government Research Service (GRS) is a special section of the Palm Beach County Library System providing a full range of research, information, and document delivery services to government clients, staff, and elected officials located in Palm Beach County. Since its inception in 1989, the mission of the GRS section is to meet the research needs of its clients in the areas of article and government document retrieval, local demographic information, and ongoing specialized research. This website is designed to assist GRS clients and the public in locating government resources.
• Government Services
The ACCESS Florida system allows users to apply for public assistance, including the Food Assistance Program, Temporary Cash Assistance Program, and Medicaid.
Florida Jobs CONNECT
Florida's Online Reemployment Assistance System allows users to file a claim online for unemployment benefits.
The United States Citizenship & Immigration Services provides up-to-date information about the application process for immigration benefits, tools to help you prepare for naturalization, and resources to find citizenship preparation classes and doctors in your local community.
Social Security Express
The Social Security Administration provides online access to a variety of services including applying for benefits, requesting a replacement Social Security card, and printing benefit verification letters.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs eBenefits
The Department of Veterans Affairs eBenefits webpage provides Service Members, Veterans, their families, and authorized caregivers with a single sign-on, central access point to clinical and benefits information.
Vital Records & Archives
Find family records and state, federal or international archives using the Library's 'Genealogy Research' site.
• County Government
Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners
The Board of County Commissioners serves as the legislative body for the county government. This site includes maps to help residents determine their district and provides contact information for all 7 county commissioners.
Palm Beach County Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan
The goal of the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) is to outline the primary organizational structure, roles, and responsibilities of all partner or stakeholder agencies and organizations before, during, and after a disaster.
Palm Beach County Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance
The objectives of this Ordinance are to promote safety; minimize expenditure of public money and the need for rescue and relief efforts associated with flooding; minimize prolonged business interruptions and damage to public facilities and utilities located in flood prone areas; and to help maintain a stable tax base by providing for the sound use and development of flood prone areas in such a manner as to minimize adverse impact of new buildings and to minimize future flood blight areas; and to ensure that those obtaining building permits and potential buyers are notified of property that is in an SFHA.
Palm Beach County Post Disaster Redevelopment Plan
The Post Disaster Redevelopment Plan (PDRP) is intended to serve as a single source, countywide document to promote, assist and facilitate post and pre-disaster decisions and actions relating to long-term community recovery, reconstruction and economic redevelopment following major or catastrophic disasters.
Palm Beach County Recovery Plan
The Palm Beach Disaster Recovery Plan provides an operational overview and organizational framework which will be implemented during the four phases of the disaster recovery process.
Storm Tide Atlas Palm Beach County
This Atlas provides maps which depict storm tide heights and the extent of stillwater, storm surge coastal flooding inundation from hurricanes of five different intensities in Palm Beach County.
Information and contacts for special taxing districts in Palm Beach County created by the Florida Legislature.
• E-Government Help
E-Government Help Form
Submit questions about government resources and services online via home or office computers. Use "Type of Inquiry" menu for area of interest.
Get Help Florida
Quickly and easily locate local, state and federal agencies that can assist with many needs- consumer complaints, child care, food and shelter needs, medical assistance, resources for veterans, and more
Public Records Requests
Palm Beach County Government's central point-of-contact site for all county public records and DVD meeting requests.