Florida Birth & Death Vital Records

Florida birth death recordsState Bird: Mockingbird (Northern Mockingbird)
State Flower: Orange Blossom
State Name Language of Origin: Spanish
State Name Meaning: Flowery Easter (discovered during the Easter season)
Admission to Union: March 3, 1845
Source: Wikipedia

Known records about life in Florida started in 1513 with the arrival (near present-day St. Augustine) of the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Le´┐Żn. Florida birth records are available, for a fee and with valid photo identification, from the state Bureau of Vital Statistics. Some of these records date back to April 1865, though the majority of records date from January 1917. The fee is payable by personal check or money order. More information on these Florida vital records is available at http://www.doh.state.fl.us/planning_eval/vital_statistics/birth_death.htm. Florida death records are available, for a fee and with valid photo identification, from the bureau. Some records date back to 1877, though the majority of records date from January 1917. More information on Florida death records is available at http://www.doh.state.fl.us/planning_eval/vital_statistics/deaths.htm. Note that Cause-of-death information in Florida is confidential. Please visit our website for information on eligibility.

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Florida Vital Records Offices


Record Type: Birth Certificates
Department of Health
State Office of Vital Statistics
PO Box 210
Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042
Phone: 904-359-6900
Fax: 904-359-6633
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-5PM
Note: The website includes general information and ordering instructions. The vendor www.vitalchek.com also can process orders via online or by fax. Service fees involved.
Record Access Requirements: Certified copies released only to individual named, if of legal age, or to parents or legal guardians.
Search Note: Legal guardian or representative must submit a notarized affidavit along with current government issued valid photo ID. Note that records over 100 years old are open to the public and do not require the notarized statements.

Records Available: Death Records
Department of Health
State Office of Vital Statistics
PO Box 210
Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042
Phone: 904-359-6900
Fax: 904-359-6633
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-5PM
Note: The website contains general information, ordering instructions, and forms. The vendor www.vitalchek.com also can process orders via online or by fax.
Record Access Requirements: The death certificate minus cause of death is public information. Certification with cause of death is released after 50 years to public.
Note: If record less than 50 years old, requester must show proof of being a family member or have copy of will or document demonstrating interest in the estate, or provide documentation of acting on behalf of an entitled person.

Records Available: State Archives
Library & Information Services Division
Archives & Records
R A Gray Bldg, 500 S Bronough
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250
Phone: 850-245-6700
Fax: 850-488-4894
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-5PM M-F; 9;30AM-3;30PM SA

Florida County Birth & Death Vital Records


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