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Divorce Records in Florida

Since divorces are regulated by the state of Florida, it only makes sense for the records to be maintained or held within the state. Although some states have a main repository where they store all of the records, the local Florida County Divorce Records courthouse is the official location for records. Although copies may be obtained from the state repository, certified copies are only available at the local courthouse.

Your search for divorce records should begin at the local County Divorce Records courthouse where the divorce was filed. If this is unknown, then you can either search at the state repository or use a trial and error method, searching from courthouse to courthouse.

Additionally, you can conduct a search on the current and/or past spouses of the husband. Most divorce records are filed by the husbandís name; therefore, this is a key piece of information, even when looking for the divorce record for the wife. If you do a spousal search, you will most likely receive information on the County Divorce Records where the spouse lived and can use this information to begin your search.

Usually, divorce records will contain the following information, although some variations do exist across the states: the full names of the individuals involved, the County Divorce Records where the divorce was filed and finalized, the date of the divorce, the recorded date of the filing of the divorce document, and a certificate number. Most states also include the maiden name of the wife. Some states include the number of children under the age of eighteen.

The typical search for divorce records will take between two to ten weeks, depending on several factors. Usually the search will be influenced by the amount of provided information, the size of the courthouse, and the number of available staff. Searches conducted for genealogical reasons may take longer as well.

Remember to include as much pertinent information as possible with your request. Include current contact information for yourself as well. Use the local County Divorce Records courthouse to begin your search.
To conduct a successful search for divorce records follow the steps outlined here:
1. Print or type each name and address clearly to avoid confusion. This includes the full name of both the husband and the wife. The maiden name should be included for the wife.
2. Keep your request brief and to the point.
3. Limit your request to one document.
4. Include the full names of the individuals, including nicknames and alternate spellings that may have been used.
5. Include the full address of the individual at the time of the divorce, including street, city or town, and state. If you know the County Divorce Records in which the divorce took place, include that as well.
6. Include the date that the divorce was finalized. If you do not have this piece of information available, include a time frame for the search. Generally, it is best to specify a short span of years for an unknown year search. You can always expand the number of years that you search, and a shorter span will lead to a shorter search. You can expect to pay an additional fee for searches such as this that require more effort.
7. Include contact information where you can be reached in the event that more information is required. Include a daytime, as well as an evening telephone number. You may also include a fax number or an e-mail address.
8. You should include your relationship to the individualís listed in your search request.
9. You should include the purpose of your request.
10. Print your name clearly and sign your request. Some states may also require additional identifying information on you as well, including a driverís license number.
11. Include a SASE, or self addressed stamped envelope with your request for a speedier delivery.
12. Include the date that you mail your request with your correspondence.

Alphabetized list

Addresses for Florida County Divorce Records courthouses (in alphabetical order by County Divorce Records):
State of Florida
Florida Office of Vital Statistics, Dept of Health
P.O. Box 210
1217 Pearl Street
Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042
Telephone:(904) 359-6900 Ext. 1029
Fax: (904) 359-6993

Alachua County Divorce Records
Alachua County Public Health Unit
P.O. Box 1327
Gainesville, FL 32602
Telephone: (352) 955-2356

Baker County Divorce Records
Baker County Clerk
55 North Third Street
Macclenny, FL 32063-2101
Telephone: (386) 259-3575

Bay County Divorce Records
Bay County Clerk
P.O. Box 2269
Panama City, FL 32402-2269
Telephone: (850) 785-0231

Bradford County Divorce Records
Bradford County Clerk
Starke, FL 32091-1286
Telephone: (904) 964-6280

Brevard County Divorce Records
Brevard County Divorce Records Public Health Dept.
Vital Records
878 South U.S. 1
Rockledge, FL 32955
Telephone: (321) 690-3435

Broward County Divorce Records
Broward County Public Health Unit
2421 S.W. 6th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
Telephone: (954) 467-4413

Calhoun County Divorce Records
Calhoun County Clerk
425 E. Central Ave.
Blountstown, FL 32424-2242
Telephone: (850) 674-5061
Charlotte County Divorce Records
Charlotte County Divorce Records Health Department
Office of Vital Statistics
514 East Grace Street
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Telephone: (941) 639-1181

Citrus County Divorce Records
Citrus County Clerk
110 North Apopka Avenue
Inverness, FL 34450
Telephone: (352) 637-9425

Clay County Divorce Records
Clay County Clerk
P.O. Box 698
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043-0698
Telephone: (904) 284-6300

Collier County Divorce Records
Collier County Public Health Unit
Courthouse Complex / Bldg H
Naples, FL 33962
Telephone: (941) 774-8205

Columbia County Divorce Records
Columbia County Clerk
35 North Herndaz Street
Lake City, FL 32055
Telephone: (386) 755-4100

Dade County Divorce Records
Dade County Divorce Records Dept of Health
Vital Statistics
1350 N.W. 14th Street
Miami, FL 33125
Telephone: (305) 324-2489

DeSoto County Divorce Records
DeSoto County Clerk
P.O. Box 591
Arcadia, FL 34265
Telephone: (863) 993-4800

Dixie County Divorce Records
Dixie County Divorce Records Courthouse
PO Box 1206
Cross City, FL 32628
Telephone: (352) 498-1206

Duval County Divorce Records
Duval County Public Health Unit
515 W. 6th Street
Jacksonville, FL 32206-4397
Telephone: (904) 630-3330

Escambia County Divorce Records
Escambia County Divorce Records Vital Records
1295 W. Fairfield Dr., Rm 200
Pensacola, FL 32501
Telephone: (850) 595-6531

Flagler County Divorce Records
Flagler County Divorce Records Health Department
Vital Statistics
P.O. Box 847
301 S. Lemon Street
Bunnell, FL 32011
Telephone: 386-437-7350 ext. 230 or 222

Franklin County Divorce Records
Franklin County Clerk
33 Market Street, Suite 203
Apalachicola, FL 32320
Telephone: (850) 653-8861

Gadsden County Divorce Records
Gadsden County Clerk
P.O. Box 231
Quincy, FL 32351-0231
Telephone: (850) 875-4700

Gilchrist County Divorce Records
Gilchrist County Divorce Records Courthouse
P.O. Box 37
Trenton, FL 32693-0037
Telephone: (352) 463-3198

Glades County Divorce Records
Glades County Clerk
P.O. Box 10
Moore Haven, FL 33471-0010
Telephone: (863) 946-0949

Gulf County Divorce Records
Gulf County Clerk
1000 5th St., Room 148
Port Saint Joe, FL 32456-1648
Telephone: (850) 227-1141

Hamilton County Divorce Records
Hamilton County Clerk
P.O. Box 789
Jasper, FL 32052
Telephone: (386) 792-1220

Hardee County Divorce Records
Hardee County Clerk
412 West Orange Street
Wauchula, FL 33873-2831
Telephone: (863) 773-4174

Hendry County Divorce Records
Hendry County Clerk
P.O. Box 1760
La Belle, FL 33935-1760
Telephone: (863) 675-5227

Hernando County Divorce Records
Hernando County Clerk
20 North Main Street
Brooksville, FL 34601
Telephone: (352) 754-4442

Highlands County Divorce Records
Highlands County Divorce Records Courthouse
430 S. Commerce Ave
Attn: Recording Dept
Sebring, FL 33870-3701
Telephone: (863) 386-6500

Hillsborough County Divorce Records
Hillsborough County Health Dept
1105 East Kennedy Blvd., Room #100
Tampa, FL 33602
Telephone: (813) 307-8002

Holmes County Divorce Records
Holmes County Clerk
201 N. Oklahoma St.
Bonifay, FL 32425-2243
Telephone: (850) 547-9316

Indian River County Divorce Records
Indian River County Clerk
1840 25th Street
Vero Beach, FL 32960-3365
Telephone: (561) 567-8000

Jackson County Divorce Records
Jackson County Clerk
P.O. Box 510
Marianna, FL 32446-0510
Telephone: (850) 482-3354

Jefferson County Divorce Records
Jefferson County Clerk
P.O. Box 547
Monticello, FL 32344
Telephone: (850) 997-5546

Lafayette County Divorce Records
Lafayette County Clerk
P.O. Box 88
Mayo, FL 32066-0088
Telephone: (904) 294-1600

Lake County Divorce Records
Lake County Divorce Records Health Department
421 West Main Street
Tavares, FL 32778
Telephone: (352) 742-6395

Lee County Divorce Records
Lee County Clerk
P.O. Box 2469
Fort Myers, FL 33902-2469
Telephone: (941) 335-2283

Leon County Divorce Records Health Department
Leon County Divorce Records Health Department
2965 Municipal Way
Tallahassee, FL 32304
Telephone: (850) 922-6377

Levy County Divorce Records
Levy County Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 610
Bronson, FL 32621-0610
Telephone: (352) 486-4311

Liberty County Divorce Records
Liberty County Clerk's Office
P.O. Box 399
Bristol, FL 32321-0399
Telephone: (850) 643-2272

Madison County Divorce Records
Madison County Clerk
P.O. Box 237
Madison, FL 32340-0237
Telephone: (850) 973-6221

Manatee County Divorce Records
Manatee County Divorce Records Vital Records
410 6th Ave E
Bradenton, FL 34208-1928
Telephone: (941) 748-0747

Marion County Divorce Records
Marion County Public Health Unit
Department of Vital Records
1801 South East 32nd Ave.
Ocala, FL 34471
Telephone: (352) 629-0137

Martin County Divorce Records
Martin County Public Health Unit
620 South Dixie Highway
Stuart, FL 34994
Telephone: (561) 221-4000

Monroe County Divorce Records
Monroe County Clerk
500 Whitehead Street
Key West, FL 33040-6547
Telephone: (305) 294-4641

Nassau County Divorce Records
Nassau County Clerk
P.O. Box 456
Fernandia Beach, FL 32035-0456
Telephone: (904) 261-5724

Okaloosa County Divorce Records
Okaloosa County Public Health Unit
221 Hospital Drive NE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Telephone: (850) 833-9255

Okeechobee County Divorce Records
Okeechobee County Health Dept
1728 NW 9th Ave PO Box 1879
Okeechobee, FL 34973
Telephone: (863) 462-5804

Orange County Divorce Records
Orange County Health Dept
604 Courland Street, Suite 200
Orlando, FL 32804
Telephone: (407) 623-1182 Info
(407) 741-4360

Osceola County Divorce Records
Osceola County Health Dept
1875 Boggy Creek Rd
Kissimmee, FL 32744
Telephone: (407) 343-2009

Palm Beach County Divorce Records
Palm Beach County Vital Statistics Dept
705 North Olive Ave.
West Palm Beach, FL 33402
Telephone: (561) 653-2350

Pasco County Divorce Records
Pasco County Clerk
38053 East Live Oak Avenue
Dade City, FL 33525
Telephone: (352) 521-4274

Pinellas County Divorce Records
Pinellas County Public Health Department
4175 East Bay Drive, Suite 160
Clearwater, FL
Telephone: (727) 5074330

Polk County Divorce Records
Polk County Clerk
P.O. Box 988
Bartow, FL 33830
Telephone: (863) 534-4000

Putnam County Divorce Records
Putnam County Clerk
P.O. Box 758
Palatka, FL 32078-0758
Telephone: (386) 329-0330

St. Johns County Divorce Records
St. Johns County Public Health Unit
180 Marine Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084
Telephone: (904) 825-5055 info
(904) 825-5008

St. Lucie County Divorce Records
St. Lucie County Clerk
221 South Indian River Drive
Fort Pierce, FL 33450
Telephone: (561) 462-6930

Santa Rosa County Divorce Records
Santa Rosa County Clerk
801 Caroline, SE
Milton, FL 32570-4978
Telephone: (850) 623-0135

For birth & death records:
Santa Rosa County Health Dept
P.O. Box 929
Milton, FL 32572-0929
Telephone: (850) 983-5200

Sarasota County Divorce Records
Sarasota Vital Records
1938 Laurel Street, 1st Floor
Sarasota, FL 34236
Telephone: (941) 316-1043

Seminole County Divorce Records
Seminole County Clerk
300 North Park Avenue
Sanford, FL 32771-1244
Telephone: (407) 665-4330

Sumter County Divorce Records
Sumter County Clerk
209 N. Florida St.
Bushnell, FL 33513-9308
Telephone: (352) 793-0215

Suwannee County Divorce Records
Suwannee County Clerk
200 S. Ohio Ave.
Live Oak, FL 32060-3239
Telephone: (904) 362-2827

Taylor County Divorce Records
Taylor County Clerk
P.O. Box 620
Perry, FL 3234-0620
Telephone: (850) 584-3285

Union County Divorce Records
Union County Clerk
55 W. Main St., Room 103
Lake Butler, FL 32054-1637
Telephone: (386) 496-2621

Volusia County Divorce Records
Volusia County Clerk
120 West Indiana Avenue
Deland, FL 32720-4210
Telephone: (386) 736-5915

Wakulla County Divorce Records
Wakulla County Clerk
3056 Crawfordville Hwy.
Crawfordville, FL 32327
Telephone: (850) 926-0905

Walton County Divorce Records
Walton County Clerk
P.O. Box 1260
Defuniak Springs, FL 32434-1260
Telephone: (850) 892-8118

Washington County Divorce Records
Washington County Clerk
203 West Cypress
Chipley, FL 32428-1821
Telephone: (850) 638-6285
 

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