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The Florida Department of Health’s State Office of Vital Statistics maintains birth records from 1917 on forward with some records dating back even further, all the way to 1865. The Office of Vital Statistics can assist eligible people with obtaining a copy of a birth certificate for those who were born in Florida. Birth records from 1902 to the present are not considered public record and requesters to a birth certificate in this time frame must meet eligibility requirements. Proof of identity is required in the form of a Florida driver’s license, Florida State ID card, U.S. Passport, or a military ID card.

Birth records over 100 years old become public records.
 
In order to obtain a certified copy of a Florida birth certificate less than 100 years old, the requester must be either:
- The person named on the birth certificate who is over 18 years old
- The parent, legal guardian or legal representative of the person listed on the birth certificate
- A person holding a court order
 
To apply for a certified copy of a Florida birth certificate, you must submit a request in writing. You should provide the following information about the person named on the birth certificate:
·         The full name of the person at the time of birth as well as any subsequent name changes
·         Date of birth
·         City or county of birth
·         The mother’s full name including her maiden name
·         The father’s full name
 
In addition, you should list information about yourself such as:
·         Your full name
·         Your relationship to the person listed on the birth certificate
·         Your daytime phone number
·         Your mailing address
·         Important: provide a copy of your valid picture ID. You must sign the copy of your ID and list the nature of your relationship to the registrant. If you are a legal guardian, you must also include notarized guardianship documents. Make sure the copies are clear and legible.
 
You may download an application form here:
http://www.doh.state.fl.us/planning_eval/vital_statistics/birthform.pdf
 
You can apply by mail, in person, by phone or by fax.
 
By mail:
Download the application above, fill it out, include necessary documentation, appropriate fees and mail to:
Office of Vital Statistics
Attn: Customer Services
P.O. Box 210 
Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042
 
In person:
 
Download the application, fill it out, bring along all necessary documents, appropriate fees and visit:
Office of Vital Statistics
1217 Pearl St.
Jacksonville, FL  32202 (Hours M-F 8:00- 4:30 EST)
 
Note: orders prepaid by noon can be picked up the same day after 3:30. Orders prepaid after noon can be picked up after 10:00AM the following day.
 
By Phone:
 
Call (904) 359-6900 extension 9000 Monday – Friday  8:00 - 5:00 EST.
 
In addition the VitalChek automated phone service accepts credit card orders 24/7 by calling 877-550-7330. When using the VitalChek Network you will incur additional costs including a $5 rush fee and various VitalChek service and shipping fees.
 
By Fax:
 
Ordering by fax is done through the VitalChek automated network. You will incur additional rush fees ($10) along with various VitalChek service and shipping fees. Call (877) 550-7428 to contact VitalChek. Alternately, you can check their website at www.vitalchek.com for electronic service. Again, additional rush, service and shipping fees apply.
 
Fees
 
Fees for a Florida birth certificate vary. Computer certification costs $9. This is a computerized copy with the embossed seal of Florida and is accepted as legal proof of citizenship and birth by all federal and state agencies. This certification is available for births from 1930 to present.
 
Photocopies of original birth certificates with the embossed seal of Florida cost $14 and are available for births from 1917 to present.
 
Additional copies (when ordered at the same time) cost $4 each.
 
Signed commemorative copies are available for $34.
 
Apostille or Exemplified Certification is a total of $39 with $29 being payable to the Office of Vital Statistics and $10 to the Secretary of State. No credit cards accepted for these types of certification.
 
Checks shall be made payable to: Vital Statistics and require a photo ID. Credit card orders will be processed through VitalChek and will incur additional fees.
 
Rush and express service and mailing is available. Standard mail is free and takes about 7-10 business days to process and mail your certificates. Additional time for the US Postal Service to deliver is required.
 
Add $10 for rush service and mark your request with “RUSH”. This will take 3-5 business days plus mail time.
 
$24.40 creates an express delivery. 1-2 business days are required to process the order and send via US Postal Express Overnight Service. The $24.40 includes the $10 rush fee as well as the $14.40 postal fee. A person must be available to sign for the package.
 
Interested on obtaining your Florida birth certificate? Here is a list of Florida counties, offering information on who to contact, so that you can apply for your own birth certificate today:

Florida: ~ http://www.myflorida.com/

For all Florida birth certificates: ~ http://www.doh.state.fl.us/planning_eval/vital_statistics/birth_death.htm

Alachua County Recorder
Gainesville, FL
352 - 374 - 3623

Baker County Clerk
Macclenny, FL
904 - 259 - 3121

Bay County Recorder
Panama City, FL
850 - 763 - 9061


Bradford County Recorder
Stark, FL
904 - 966 - 6263

Brevard County Recorder
Titusville, FL
407 - 264 - 5350

Broward County Clerk
Ft Lauderdale, FL
954 - 831 - 6600


Calhoun County Clerk
Blountstown, FL
850 - 674 - 4545

Charlotte County Clerk
Punta Gorda, FL
813 - 637 - 2126

Citrus County Clerk
Inverness, FL
352 - 637 - 9415


Clay County Clerk
Green Cove Spring, FL
904 - 269 - 6302

Collier Clerk
Naples, FL
941 - 732 - 2646

Dade County Recorder
Miami, FL
305 - 275 - 1155


De Soto County Clerk
Arcadia, FL
941 - 993 - 4876

Dixie County Recorder
Cross City, FL
352 - 498 - 1200

Duval County Recorder
Jacksonville, FL
904 - 630 - 1436


Escambia County Recorder
Pensacola, FL
904 - 436 - 5718

Flagler County Clerk
Bunnell, FL
904 - 437 - 7414

Franklin County Clerk
Apalachicola, FL
850 - 697 - 2112


Gadsen County Clerk
Quincy, FL
850 - 875 - 4700

Gilchrist County Clerk
Tranton, FL
352 - 463 - 2345

Glades County Clerk
Moore Haven, FL
941 - 675 - 6553


Gulf County Clerk
Port Saint Joe, FL
850 - 229 - 6113

Hamilton County Clerk
Jasper, FL
904 - 792 - 1288

Hardee County Clerk
Wauchula, FL
941 - 773 - 4174


Hendry County Clerk
La Belle, FL
941 - 675 - 5217

Hernando County Recorder
Brooksville, FL
352 - 754 - 4201

Highlands County Clerk
Sebring, FL
941 - 453 - 7538


Hillsborough County Recorder
Tampa, FL
813 - 276 - 8100

Holmes County Clerk
Bonifay, FL
850 - 547 - 1100

Indian River County Recorder
Vero Beach, FL
561 - 770 - 5185


Jackson County Clerk
Marianna, FL
850 - 482 - 9552

Jefferson County Clerk
Monticello, FL
850 - 342 - 0218

Lafayette County Clerk
Mayo, FL
904 - 294 - 1600


Lake County Clerk
Tavares, FL
352 - 742 - 4111

Lee County Clerk
Fort Myers, FL
941 - 335 - 2339

Leon County Recorder
Tallahasee, FL
850 - 488 - 7534


Levy County Clerk
Bronson, FL
352 - 486 - 5266

Liberty County Clerk
Bristol, FL
850 - 643 - 2215

Madison County Clerk
Madison, FL
850 - 973 - 4176


Manatee County Recorder
Bradenton, FL
941 - 748 - 0800

Marion County Clerk
Ocala, FL
352 - 620 - 3924

Martin County Clerk
Stuart, FL
561 - 288 - 5533


Monroe County Recorder
Kay West, FL
305 - 294 - 4641

Nassau County Recorder
Fernandina Beach, FL
904 - 879 - 2916

Okaloosa County Recorder
Crestview, FL
850 - 689 - 5000


Okeechobee County Clerk
Okeechobee, FL
941 - 763 - 2131

Orange County Recorder
Orlando, FL
407 - 836 - 2065

Osceola County Clerk
Kissimmee, FL
407 - 847 - 1300


Palm Beach County
West Palm Beach, FL
561 - 355 - 2996

Pasco County Clerk
Dade City, FL
352 - 521 - 4468

Pinellas County Clerk
Clearwater, FL
727 - 464 - 4700


Polk County Recorder
Bartow, FL
941 - 534 - 6511

Putnam County Recorder
Palatka, FL
904 - 329 - 0250

Santa Rosa County Recorder
Milton, FL
850 - 623 - 0135


Sarasota County
Sarasota, FL
941 - 362 - 4066

Seminole County Clerk
Sanford, FL
407 - 323 - 4330

St Johns County Recorder
St Augustine, FL
904 - 819 - 3640


St Lucie County Clerk
Fort Peirce, FL
561 - 871 - 5388

Sumter County Clerk
Bushnell, FL
352 - 793 - 0215

Suwanne County Clerk
Live Oak, FL
904 - 362 - 2827

Taylor County Clerk
Perry, FL
850 - 838 - 3506

Union County Clerk
Lake Butler, FL
904 - 496 - 3711

Volusia County Recorder
Deland, FL
904 - 822 - 5708

Wakulla County Clerk
Crawfordville, FL
850 - 926 - 3331

Walton County Recorder
Defuniak Spring, FL
850 - 892 - 8115

Washington County Recorder
Chipley, FL
850 - 638 - 6009
 
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