Records Administrator: Mary Ellen Enos
The Office of Vital Statistics is responsible for the recording and issuance of certified copies of Birth and Death Certificates.
To protect the privacy of sensitive information and to prevent identify theft, birth certificates are not public records and the cause of death on a death certificate is not public record. As required by state law, we restrict access to these certificates, but they are readily available to the individuals, family members and guardians or beneficiaries. We require requesting individuals to produce photo identification and/or other documentation before releasing these confidential records or portions of the records.
There are fees associated with obtaining these records. Please see the appropriate areas below for the associated costs.
Currently, our office can only provide death certificates for deaths that occurred in Marion County, between the years 2009 and today. All other Florida death certificates for other years can be requested from the State Office of Vital Statistics in Jacksonville.
Who can obtain a certified copy of a death certificate?
Without the cause of death listed:
With the cause of death listed:
The majority of the times, copies of birth certificates are requested for identification, to prove citizenship and for other purposes. The State Office of Vital Statistics, located at 1217 Pearl Street, Jacksonville, FL, maintains the original copies of the birth records from all counties within the State of Florida. Marion CHD provides you with a certified certificate that you can legally keep and use.
As stated before, Marion County Health Department, Office of Vital Statistics, can access birth records for anyone born within the State of Florida from 1930 to the present. All others prior to 1930 would need to be requested from the State Office of Vital Statistics in Jacksonville.
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