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Florida Dept. of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics

Dissolution of Marriage

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The divorce you are requesting must have occurred in Florida.

After the divorcehas been recorded, the Clerk of Court sends a Report of Dissolution of Marriage to this office.  If the divorce was recently granted, it may take up to sixty (60) days to be received by this office from the Clerk of Court.  The divorce decree and other court papers remain on file at the Clerk's office.  If the current dissolution of marriage is less than sixty (60) days from the date of this application and you need evidence of the divorce for legal purposes, you may wish to contact the county where the Dissolution of Marriage was granted.

We have reports dating from June 6, 1927 to the present.  Any divorces prior to June 6, 1927 are obtainable from the Clerk of Court in the County where the divorce was granted. Our document is an abstract report and not the entire judgment of dissolution of marriage.  If you need the judgment, contact the Clerk of Court in the county where the divorce was granted.

The fee for a divorce report is $5.00 for one certification and $4.00 for each additional certification of the same record when ordered at the same time. No restrictions exist for ordering these records.  The fee is required for a search of our records and is non-refundable, even if the record requested is not located. In such a case, a certified "No Record Found" statement will be provided.   Duplicate copy fees for records "not found" may be refunded if the applicant sends a letter of request.

*Note: This page contains materials in the Portable Document Format (PDF). The free Adobe Reader may be required to view these files.

Application for Dissolution of Marriage - English (102kb pdf )

To order a divorcerecord by mail, provide a signed letter or application which includes the following information:

Information about the record being requested:

  1. Provide full names of both spouses, including any names prior to first marriage, if applicable.
  2. Date of the divorce. Provide the month,day and year. If all dates are unknown, provide at least the year of the event.
  3. City or county where divorce was granted

The names of both spouses are required for indexing purposes..

Information about the person making the request:

  1. Full name, 
  2. Mailing address, 
  3. Telephone number where you can be reached during our office hours of 8:00AM to 5:00PM, Eastern Standard Time

Send a check or money order made out to "Vital Statistics"

Send your application or letter of request along with your payment in the form of check or money order to:

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

If you are not sure of the date of the divorce, provide a range of years to be searched.

An additional fee of $2.00 is required for each additional year searched when included with your original request.

Add the extra search fee to your check or money order and indicate the additional years to be searched in your letter.
Normal processing time is approximately 3 to 5 business days once we receive the request, providing the record is on file.  Records prior to 1970 require additional processing time.

You may request "RUSH" processing service.

RUSH orders are given priority processing and require an additional $10 fee.Mark the outside of your envelope  "RUSH". Expedite shipping is not included.

NOTE:  Marriage and Dissolution reports are filed by the Clerk of Court in each county and may take up to 60 days to be received by our office.