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Vital Statistics

Florida Department of Health in Manatee County Vital Statistics office information:

  • Location and Mailing Address: 410 6th Avenue East, Bradenton, FL 34208
  • Telephone: (941) 748-0747 ext. 1222 or Fax (941) 714-7282
  • Office hours are Monday thru Friday, 7:30am - 4:30 pm
  • We stop taking walk-in applications promptly at 4:00 pm

Death Certificates

  • The registrant's spouse
  • Parent
  • Child
  • Grandchild
  • Sibling, if of legal age...

Or to any person who provides a will that has been executed pursuant to s.732.502, F.S., insurance policy, or other document that demonstrates his or her interest in the estate of the registrant.

Please Note that:

  • Cause of Death cannot be included when requesting copies for probate issues.
  • Cause of Death is not needed for: real estate taxes, property claims, vehicles title transfer, closing out bank accounts.
  • Life insurance often times requires Cause of Death.

The fee is $6.00 for each certified copy (with or without the cause of death).

Applicant must submit a copy of his/her picture ID if requesting a certificate with cause of death and must indicate relationship to decedent. The identification must be in the form of a valid/unexpired photo ID in order to determine the applicant is the person they purport to be. The ID must be intact, in one piece, not torn or in more than one piece.

Acceptable forms of identifications are:

  • State Picture ID
  • State Drivers License
  • US Passport
  • Military ID

For death records prior to 2001 in which the event took place in Florida you can contact:

Vital Statistics

P.O. Box 210

Jacksonville, Florida 32231

Or visit their website: http://floridashealth.com/Planning_eval/Vital_Statistics/index.html

Death application (English) (PDF, 37KB)    Death application (Spanish) (doc, 90kb)

Birth Certificates

The Vital Statistics office issues certified computer generated birth certificates on any person born within the State of Florida from 1930 through the present. Birth certificates are confidential and can only be obtained by:

  • The registrant, if of legal age (Registrant - the child named on the record)
  • By the parents listed on the birth certificate
  • Or a legal guardian - must provide copy of guardianship papers

The fee is $15.00 for the first copy, $5.00 for each additional copy of the same record purchased at the same time.

Applicant must submit a copy of his/her picture ID. The identification must be in the form of valid/unexpired photo ID in order to determine the applicant is the person they purport to be. The ID must be intact, in one piece, not torn or in more than one piece.

Acceptable forms of identification are:

  • State Picture ID
  • State Drivers License
  • US Passport
  • Military ID

Birth application (English) (PDF, 30kb)

 Birth application (Spanish) (PDF, 35kb)
 

Fees

Birth Certificate $15.00
Additional Copy of Birth Certificate on same person purchased at the same time $5.00
Plastic Sleeve (protective cover for birth certificate) $3.00
Death Certificates (with or without cause of death) $6.00
Overnight mailing $15.00

 

Mail and Fax Orders

Print and fill out a birth application or death application and provide the following information:

  • A copy of a photo ID for a birth certificate
  • A copy of photo ID for a death certificate with the cause of death
  • When faxing requests, please be sure to enlarge and lighten the ID, if the ID is not legible the order will not be processed
  • A check, money order or Visa/MasterCard number and expiration date
  • Be sure to state your relationship to the registrant (person name on record)
  • And fax to: (941) 714-7282
  • Or mail to: 
    Florida Department of Health in Manatee County
    Vital Statistics
    410 6th Ave East
    Bradenton, FL 34208
     

Apostille or Exemplified Copies of Vital Records

Apostille or exemplified copies are usually needed for authenticating documents for use in foreign countries.

An apostille or exemplified copy of a vital record includes a statement signed by the Secretary of State attesting that the state registrar is the custodian of the vital records of this state as shown in the official records of the Department of State. For more information on these records, write to:

Office of Vital Statistics

Apostille/Exemplified Section

P.O. Box 210

Jacksonville, Florida 32231

Or visit their website: http://www.doh.state.fl.us/planning_eval/vital_statistics/apostille.htm

Records from other States and U.S. Territories (Marriage, Divorce, Birth and Death):

The Center for Disease Control, National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) provides a site for those who want direct access to individual State and territory information. To use this tool, you must first determine the State or area where the birth, death, marriage, or divorce occurred, then click on that State or area.

Or visit their website: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/howto/w2w/w2welcom.htm

Passport Services

Traveling out of the country? In February 1, 2008, the Department of State instituted a new fee schedule for passport services. Go to the following link for up to date passport information and application.

www.travel.state.gov/

Additional Information:

Manatee County Court Courthouse (941) 749-1800 www.manateeclerk.com
Passport Office (941) 741-4020 www.travel.state.gov/
Social Security Office (800) 722-1213 www.socialsecurity.gov

 

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410 6th Avenue East
Bradenton, FL 34208
(941) 748-0747

 

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