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Are Florida Vital Records Open to The Public?

Not all Florida vital records are open to the public. Although Florida’s public record laws offer members of the public the right of access to vital records, this right is not absolute. According to the provisions of Florida statutes, certified copies and records which are deemed ‘confidential’ are strictly available to persons who meet specific eligibility requirements. This usually includes the person(s) named on the record, their immediate family members and persons with the legal authority to waive any exemptions.

 

What Information Do I Need To Search For Florida Vital Records Online?

To search for vital records online, requesters are generally required to provide record-related information to facilitate the search. This information includes:

  • The place and approximate date of the vital event
  • The full name(s) of the person(s) named on the record
  • Former or maiden names (where applicable)
  • The case file number of the record (for divorce records)
  • The license-number and issuing date of the record (marriage record)

 

The name of the subject's parents or legal guardians.

The Florida Bureau of Vital Health Statistics maintains a statewide repository of public information that can be searched for open vital records. However, all sealed, restricted or closed records cannot be searched online but may be obtained by querying the record custodian in person.

Similarly, publicly available records are also managed and disseminated by some third-party aggregate sites. These sites are generally not being limited by geographical record availability and may serve as a reliable jump-off point when researching specific or multiple records. However, third-party sites are not government-sponsored. As such, record availability may differ from official channels. To find a record using the search engines on third party sites, the requesting party will be required to provide:

  • The location of the record in question including city, county, or state where the case was filed.
  • The name of someone involved providing it is a not a juvenile

 

What Do I Need To Obtain Florida Vital Records?

To access a vital record in Florida, requestors are typically expected to fulfill specific prerequisites. The requirements for obtaining these records often varies depending on the type of record requested, and the authority of the requesting party.

Where the requestor is ineligible to access the record of interest or said record has been sealed or deemed ‘confidential’ by court order, the requesting party will be required to provide the required legal authority in form of a court subpoena. This must be accompanied by a government-issued photo I.D. and any additional document requested by the record custodian. In the event that the record is being requested for non-official functions, no documentation is required by the requestor. Notwithstanding, the requestor will be required to provide the information required to facilitate record search.

 

What’s The Difference Between A Certified Record And Informational Copy?

The primary difference between a certified record and an informational copy is that while informational copies cannot be used officially, certified records are considered legal documents. Certified records are typically issued to authorized persons who have sufficiently proven a direct and tangible interest in the record. On the other hand, informational copies are issued to the general public and may be used for research, genealogical and information purposes.

Are Florida Marriage Records Public Information?

Florida marriage records are public records. As such, interested members of the public may access these records without identification or related documentation. However, the records available to the public often exclude sensitive information such as the birth information and the social security number of the registrants. These are only accessible to the persons named on the record and their respective legal representatives.

 

How Do I Find Marriage Records In Florida?

Florida marriage records are generated and maintained by the Clerk of Circuit Court in the county where the event was licensed. These documents are also available through the Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics, which processes both walk-in and mail-in requests for the records.

To request a marriage record from the Bureau, interested persons may download and complete the state's Marriage Record Application. The completed form must be accompanied by a non-refundable payment of $5 as well as a clear photocopy of a Driver's License, State Identification Card or Passport (if personal information is requested). These may then be submitted in person to 1217 N Pearl Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202 during official working hours, or via mail to:

Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics,
P.O. Box 210,
Jacksonville, Fl 32231-0042

Are Florida Divorce Records Public Information?

There are no restrictions on the accessibility of Florida divorce records. Unless otherwise ruled by a Florida court, all dissolution of marriage reports is public information in Florida.

 

How Do I Find Divorce Records In Florida?

Florida divorce records can be obtained by querying the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court in the judicial district where the divorce was granted. Requests for divorce records are also processed by Florida’s Bureau of Vital Statistics which maintains a statewide repository of records of divorces that occurred within the state’s jurisdiction. To request a divorce record, interested persons may download and complete the state’s Divorce Report Application. Completed applications must be accompanied by a payment of $5 plus $4 per additional certification and $2 for each additional year searched. The application and payment may then be submitted in person or via mail to:

Florida Department Of Health
Office Of Vital Statistics
1217 North Pearl Street,
Vital Records Section
P.O. Box 210,
Jacksonville, Fl 32231-0042

Are Florida Birth Records Public Information?

Florida birth records become public information exactly 100 years after the birth occurred. As such, records of birth less than 100 years old are deemed confidential by state law, and may only be issued to:

  • The person named on the record (if they are 18 or older)
  • The subject's parents/legal guardian(s) provided they are named on the record
  • Legal representatives of any of the above persons
  • The registrants immediate family member (when they become deceased)
  • Persons who are authorized by court order

 

How Do I Find Florida Birth Records?

Requests for Florida birth records are processed by Local County Health Departments and the Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics. The requirements for accessing birth certificates through county health departments generally varies depending on the judicial district. As such, requestors are required to contact the departments for information regarding their respective requirements.

To obtain a birth record from the state Bureau, interested and eligible persons are required to download and complete the state's Birth Record Application.

Where the requestor is the registrant, an immediate family member or legal representative, the completed application must be accompanied by a copy of a government-issued photo ID. If the applicant is neither of the aforementioned persons, the application must be accompanied by an Affidavit to Release a Birth Certificate which must be signed by one of the eligible persons and notarized. Completed applications along with the accompanying documents and indicated fees may be submitted in person or via mail to

Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics,
1217 N Pearl Street,
P.O. Box 210,
Jacksonville, Fl 32231-0042

Are Florida Death Records Open to the Public?

According to the provisions of Florida state statutes, Florida death records are open to the public and can be accessed by persons who are 18 or older. However, the records available to the public typically exclude information regarding the cause of death. Persons eligible to obtain Florida death records with the cause of death information include:

  • The deceased’s parent, legal guardian or spouse
  • Children, grandchildren, and siblings of the decedent (who are of adult age)
  • Persons authorized by court order
  • Individuals who can demonstrate tangible interest i.e. can provide a will or insurance policy.

 

How Do I Find Death Records in Florida?

Florida County Health Departments are charged with generating and disseminating records of deaths that occur within their respective jurisdictions. However, record requests are also processed by the state’s Bureau of Vital Statistics. To request a death record from the Bureau, interested and eligible persons are required to download and complete the state Death Record Application. The form must be accompanied by the indicated fees and I.D. requirements and submitted in person or via mail to:

Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics,
1217 N Pearl Street,
P.O. Box 210,
Jacksonville, Fl 32231-0042

How Do I Find Sealed Vital Records in Florida?

Sealed vital records can be accessed by persons with a court order or subpoena authorizing their request. To obtain legal authorization, interested persons may petition a Florida-licensed judge and request the order. This request will be granted if the requesting party sufficiently proves a direct and tangible interest in the record. Upon receiving the legal order, the requestor may proceed to query the record custodian for the record of interest.

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