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Birth Certificates

Vital Statistics


Birth Certificate


Additional Copy of Birth Certificate on same person purchased at same time


Protective cover for birth certificate


FedEx mailing


Office of Vital Statistics 

Hours:  Monday - Friday, 7;30 am to 4:00 pm
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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



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