How to Obtain Florida Vital Records

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How to Obtain Florida Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates

This page provides information on obtaining copies of Florida birth certificates, Florida marriage licenses, Florida divorce decrees and Florida death records. There are also useful links to past Florida Vital Records for those of you conducting family history research. General information about US vital records can be viewed on the Vital Records Index Page

Florida birth, marriage and death certificates may be obtained from the following government office:

Department of Health
Office of Vital Statistics
P.O. Box 210
1217 Pearl Street Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042

Florida birth, marriage and death certificate order forms as well as more information are available on the following pages:

The Florida Department of Health may be contacted by phone on (904) 359-6900 or online at

Remarks: State office has some birth records dating back to April 1865. The majority of records date from January 1917.

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