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Additional Copy of Birth Certificate on same person purchased at same time
Protective cover for birth certificate
Office of Vital Statistics
Hours: Monday - Friday, 7;30 am to 4:00 pm
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Due to COVID19, our offices are not accepting any cash payments, unless that’s the only form of payment available and exact change is provided
Debido a COVID19, nuestras oficinas no estan aceptando dinero en efectivo, a menos que este sea su unico tipo de pago y usted tenga el cambio exacto
Vital Statistics issues certified, computer-generated birth certificates for any person born in Florida in 1930 or later. Birth certificates are confidential.
Who may obtain a birth certificate?
A birth certificate may be obtained only by the following people:
- The registrant (the person named on the record), if at least 18 years old
- A parent of the registrant, if listed on the birth certificate
- A legal guardian of the registrant (must provide guardianship papers)
- A legal representative of one of the above persons (must provide legal representative papers)
Fees are listed at right.
Identification is required
The applicant (the person requesting the birth certificate) must provide a copy (front and back) of a valid, state-issued photo ID. The ID must be intact, in one piece, not torn or in more than one piece.
Acceptable identification includes:
- State picture ID
- State driver’s license
- Valid passport (US or foreign)
- Military ID
- Permanent Resident Alien card ("Green Card")
- Mexican Matrícula or National Electoral Card
- Birth Application (English)
- Birth Application (Spanish)
- Affidavit to Release Birth Certificate (English)
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