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Office of Vital Statistics

(Birth and Death Records)
1900 27th Street (2nd floor), Vero Beach, FL 32960

Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm, Ph: 772-794-7460 / Fax: 772-794-7443

*The health department closes periodically for training.  See our Hours of Operation for our closures. For assistance with birth or death certificates when we are closed for training, please contact the Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie County's Vital Statistics office at 772-873-4932 open 8am - 4pm or the Florida Department of Health in Brevard County's Vital Statistics Office at 321-454-7163 open 8am - 4pm. 

 

HOW TO CONTACT US

The Florida Department of Health in Indian River County's Office of Vital Statistics has a record of births and deaths for the State of Florida.  Certified copies of birth and death records (certificates) may be obtained from our office located at 1900 27th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960. Our phone number is (772) 794-7460. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Identification will be required.


BIRTH CERTIFICATES

A certified birth certificate is an important legal document to be used for proof of age, social security registration, tax information, entering school, obtaining a passport or driver's license, and has many other uses.  We have birth certificates for individuals born in Florida.

 

A written request is required for all birth certificates. They can be obtained with minimal waiting time directly from our office or you can mail or fax your request by following the guidelines below:

 

Written request must include name as listed on the birth certificate

  • Name as listed on birth certificate

  • Who is requesting and relationship

  • Date of birth

  • Father's name and mother's maiden name

  • Original signature of requester

  • Check or money order for the cost of the certificate (see Fees below) payable to "IRCHD" or "Indian River County Health Department."  Fax orders require credit card information.

  • Photo copy of government issued ID (i.e. driver's license, passport, military, etc.)

  • Address to mail the certificate to and a telephone number.

In order to comply with statutory laws, we can only release birth records to a parent listed on the certificate, to a legal guardian following proof of guardianship or to the individual listed if they are 18 years or older.

 

Birth Certificate Application Forms and Additional Information


DEATH CERTIFICATES

Death certificates are available from 2009 to present.  All death records, which exclude the cause of death, are public record.  Previous years may be obtained in Jacksonville.

  

In order to comply with statutory laws, death certificates with the cause of death listed can only be released to immediate relatives, the executor of the estate, or to an individual listed on an insurance document.  A written request is required for all death certificates. They can be obtained with minimal waiting time directly from our office or you can mail or fax your written request by following the guidelines below:

 

  • Written request must include the name of the decedent

  • Date of death

  • Whether you want the certificate with or without cause of death (limits apply for release with cause of death)

  • Name and relationship of person requesting the certificate including original signature.

  • Check or money order for the cost of the certificate(s) - See FEES below - payable to IRCHD or Indian River County Health Department. Fax orders require credit card information.

  • Photo copy of government issue ID (i.e. driver's license, passport, military, etc.)  if you are requesting a copy with cause of death

  • Address to mail the certificate and phone number.  It is recommended that you include a self-addressed stamped envelope for faster processing.

Death Certificate Application Forms and Additional Information 


*FEES

BIRTH CERTIFICATES:
A fee of $12.00* is charged for the first copy of a birth certificate, and additional copies of the same certificate may be purchased for $10.00*, if requested at the same time.  

DEATH CERTIFICATES:

A fee of $12.00* per certified copy.  There is a $3.00* charge per year for death searches if the year of death is unknown.
 

Checks are accepted and should be made payable to IRCHD or Indian River County Health Department.

 

All fax orders must be accompanied with credit card information.  All major credit cards are accepted.

 

*Fees and charges may vary based upon location and are subject to change without notice. Please contact our office at (772) 794-7460 for more information.

 

INFORMATION ON OBTAINING BIRTH AND DEATH CERTIFICATES FROM OTHER STATES CAN BE FOUND AT:

 

The National Center for Health StatisticsLink to National Center for Health Statistics website in a new window

All certificates issued from this office are certified. Any records prior to the dates listed above can be obtained through:

 

State Office of Vital Statistics
P. O. Box 210
Jacksonville, FL 32231
(904) 359-6900 ext. 9000

 

 

INFORMATION ON REQUESTING MARRIAGE LICENSES, DISSOLUTIONS OF MARRIAGE, OR PASSPORTS IN INDIAN RIVER COUNTY CAN BE FOUND AT:

The Indian River County CourthouseLink to National Center for Health Statistics website in a new window

State of Florida Vital Records


 

 

For more information, please call (772)794-7460.


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