Florida Public Records

Most vital records including birth, death, marriage and divorce are collected and maintained by the Florida State Department of Health. There are three types of certificates available for birth certificates. A computer generated certificate ($9), a physical photocopy of the original ($14) and a commemorative certification ($34). All additional copies are $4 dollars each (except for commemorative). Standard USPS mail comes at no cost, but there is a $10 dollar fee for rush deliveries or express delivery. Any type of copy is available for records dating between 1917 to present. But only photocopies are available for older records.

Death records in Florida become public records 50 years after the recorded death rate. Photocopy certificates cost $5 dollars and $4 dollars each additional copy. Death records from 1877 to 1917 are available from the state while all newer records can be had from the county vital statistics office.

Bureau of Vital Statistics
Attn: Customer Services
Post Office Box 210
Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042

Birth Record Application (PDF)
Commemorative Birth Record (PDF)
Death Record Application (PDF)

Marriage and divorce events are sent from the County Clerk of Court to the state and are available approximately 60 days after the event. Certificates from the state cost $5 dollars and $4 dollars for each additional copy. There are additional fees for expedited service or searches over broad ranges. Records from 1927 to present are available from the state while archived records older than 1927 are still available at the local county records office.

Marriage Record Application (PDF)
Commemorative Marriage License (PDF)
Divorce or Annulment Record (PDF)

Adoption Records

Original birth certificates for adoptees are available from the vital statistics office if they are of adult age, have a current drivers license and amended birth certificate. All adoption records are sealed and require a court order to open. Florida's Adoption Reunion Registry is available for adult adoptees, birth parents, siblings, directy family and adoptive parents on behalf of their children. Joining the registry costs a one time $35 dollar fee.

Florida Adoption Reunion Registry Florida Department of Children and Families 1317 Winewood Blvd. Tallahassee, FL 32399-0700 (850) 488-8000 or (800) 962-3678

Adoption Registry Service Application (PDF)

Property Records

Most parcel records are easily available through the County Property Appraiser from which the parcel resides.

Miami-Dade County Property Apprasier Property Search
Broward County Property Appraiser Maps
Palm Beach County Property Search
Hillsborough County Property Appraiser Query System
Orange County Parcel Search
Pinellas County Public GIS
Duval County Property Appraiser Search
Lee County Property Appraiser Real Property Search
Polk County Property Appraiser Property Search

Genealogy Records

Genealogy Records for the state of Florida

Public Libraries

We have compiled a list of 10 public libraries in the state of Florida

# Name Address Zipcode Phone
1 St. Johns County Public Library Technical Services , , Florida
2 Alachua Branch Library 14913 Nw 140 Street, Alachua, Florida 386-462-2592
3 Altamonte Springs City Library 281 North Maitland Avenue, Altamonte Springs, Florida 32701 407-571-8830
4 Altha Public Library 5314 Brown Street, Altha, Florida 850-762-8280
5 Sheltons Park Public Library 25008 N.E. Highway 73, Altha, Florida 850-762-3992
6 Apalachicola Municipal Library 74- 6th Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320 850-653-8436
7 Apalachicola Program Center 148 8th Street, Apalachicola, Florida 850-653-2784
8 North Orange Library 1211 East Semoran Blvd., Apopka, Florida 407-814-6150
9 Desoto County Library 519 West Hickory Street, Arcadia, Florida 863-993-4851
10 Archer Branch Library 204 N. University Ave, Archer, Florida 352-495-3367
See the full list

Phone Area Codes

239 - Naples, Florida 305 - Miami, Florida 321 - Melbourne, Florida 352 - Gainesville, Florida 386 - Daytona Beach, Florida 407 - Orlando, Florida 561 - West Palm Beach, Florida 727 - Saint Petersburg, Florida 754 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida 772 - Port Saint Lucie, Florida 786 - Miami, Florida 813 - Tampa, Florida 850 - Tallahassee, Florida 863 - Lakeland, Florida 904 - Jacksonville, Florida 941 - Sarasota, Florida 954 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida