The birth certificate may be issued only to a child named on the certificate, if 18 years of age or older, or to a listed parent or guardian. A copy of a valid photo ID must be submitted. To order a commemorative birth certificate as a gift: In accordance with Florida law, the certificate can only be issued to an authorized person: parent listed on record; registrant, if of legal age; legal guardian; or legal representative of any of these. If you are not an authorized person, you must provide a notarized affidavit from an authorized person, authorizing you as the named individual, to obtain the commemorative certificate. You must present a copy of a valid photo ID of the person authorizing the release AS WELL as a valid ID of the person obtaining the certificate. Examples of valid photo IDs include Driver license, state ID, Passport or military/dependent's ID. A photocopy of the required ID will be accepted verifying that you are, in fact, that named individual shown on the affidavit to obtain the birth certificate.
Include a check or money order for $34.00 made payable to the "Vital Statistics".
The fee covers the search for the record, one computer certification, one commemorative certificate, and mailing.
If the birth record is not located, a certified "No Record Found" statement of that fact is issued along with a form to request a $25.00 refund. The $9.00 search fee is not refundable.
Send both the order form and the fee to:
Bureau of Vital Statistics
Attn: Vital Records Section
Post Office Box 210 (1217 North Pearl Street Zip 32202)
Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042
To see examples of our commemorative certificates, click on the links below;
Regular Certificate Birth (2.51MB pdf)
Beach Certificate Birth (1.15MB pdf)
Palm Certificate Birth (2.51MB pdf)