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Florida Vital Check
Vital Statistics maintains official records of birth, death, fetal death, marriage, and dissolution of marriage. These records are essential for just administration of our law and for the protection of individual rights. In addition, the statistical data from these records are of great value to public health and other agencies. You may need certified copies of these records for passports, school entrance, employment, proof of citizenship, governmental benefits or insurance.
You may obtain certificates in person or by ordering online. The Bureau of Vital Statistics accepts orders Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Eastern Standard time in person at the state office in Jacksonville, Florida. Payments may be in the form of cash, check, money order or Visa and Mastercard. Credit cards are only accepted in person at the state office. If you wish to order onlin using a credit card,the Bureau of Vital Statistics uses the VitalChek® Network as our ONLY contracted vendor to accept orders billed to a credit card. Go to the VitalChek® website or speak with a customer representative to place your order by telephone at 1-877-550-7330. If you should experience problems with the online ordering, please call VitalChek® for assistance.