Florida Birth Certificate Information
Florida law restricts the issuance of birth certificates to those eligible applicants who provide VALID photo identification. Acceptable forms of identification are Driver's License, State ID Card, Passport, or Military ID Card. Expired forms of identification will not be accepted.
Florida birth certificates are not public record. They only become public record 100 years following the birth.
Birth certificates can only be issued to:
1) the registrant (the child named on the record) if of legal age (18),
4) a legal representative of one of these persons or
5) by court order.
In the case of a deceased registrant, upon receipt of the death certificate of the decedent, the birth certification can be issued to the spouse, child, grandchild, sibling, if of legal age, or a legal representative of any of these persons, as well as to the parent.
Please Note: The birth certificate for a newborn is not automatically mailed to the parent after birth. The parent may apply for the birth certificate through a Vital Statistics office and pay the proper fee.
If the registrant was not born in Florida, please go to the following link to order certificates from other states:
The fee for one certified copy of a Florida birth record is $12.00 and $8.00 for each addition copy of the same record when ordered at the same time.
REQUESTS, fees are payable by cash, money order, cashier's check, Visa or
FOR MAIL-IN REQUESTS, fees are payable by
money order, cashier's check, Visa or MasterCard.. (Please do not send cash by mail). Money orders/cashier's checks should be made payable to
Orders will be returned unprocessed if the requests are incomplete.