Mission: To protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts


 

 

Office Of Vital Statistics

Birth and Death Certificates

 

30 South 4th Street   map to 30 South 4th Street

Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Phone: (904) 548-1800, ext 5202

FAX: (904) 277-7286


The Office of Vital Statistics is responsible for the recording and issuance of Certified Copies of Birth and Death Certificates. Recently, the Nassau County Health Department, Office of Vital Statistics came on-line with the new State E-Vitals System and we can access birth records for anyone born within the State of Florida from 1930 to the present. Some of the early years have now become available, please check with our office.

To protect the privacy of sensitive information and to prevent identify theft, birth certificates are not public records and the cause of death on a death certificate is not public record. As required by state law, we restrict access to these certificates, but they are readily available to the individuals, family members and guardians or beneficiaries. We require request individuals to produce photo identification and/or other documentation before releasing these confidential records or portions of the records.

There are fees associated with obtaining these records. Please see the appropriate areas below for the associated costs.

 

Death Certificates

Currently, our office can only provide death certificates for deaths that occurred in Nassau County. NOTE: In the future, the new E-Vitals system will also provide us access to the death records for anyone who passed away within the State of Florida.

 

Who can obtain a certified copy of a death certificate?

Without the cause of death listed:

With the cause of death listed:

Death Certificate Application (.pdf - 94 kb)

 

Birth Certificates

 

The majority of the times, copies of birth certificates are requested for identification, to prove citizenship and for other purposes. The State Office of Vital Statistics, located at 1217 Pearl Street, Jacksonville, FL, maintains the original copies of the birth records from all counties within the State of Florida. Nassau CHD provides you with a certified certificate that you can legally keep and use.

As stated before, Nassau County Health Department, Office of Vital Statistics, can access birth records for anyone born within the State of Florida from 1930 to the present.

Who can obtain a copy of a birth certificate? What Information is needed? How soon may I expect a copy? What is the cost to obtain a Birth or Death Certificate? How to obtain a copy of a birth or death certificate? How to obtain a copy of a birth or death certificate if I was not born in the State of Florida?