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Vital Statistics
Birth and Death Certificates

2801 Kennedy Street
Palatka, FL 32177
Phone: (386) 326-3274
FAX: (386) 326-3351
Hours: Mon-Thurs 8am-4:30pm
Fri 9am-4:30pm

The Office of Vital Statistics is responsible for the recording and issuance of certified copies of birth and death certificates

To obtain and use a Florida Vital Record under false pretenses or for fraudulent purposes is a 3rd degree felony punishable by terms and conditions set forth in Florida Statute, S.382.026, F.S. The Florida Department of Health in Putnam County is currently able to provide State of Florida death records from 2009 to the present date. The Bureau of Vital Statistics in Jacksonville is diligently working on access to later state death records for all county health departments in Florida. We will keep you updated on the release date.

How do I obtain a copy of a birth or death certificate from another state?

Other state's vital record information (birth, death, marriage or divorce) can be located at the following:

Birth Certificates

Florida birth certificates are available from 1916 to the present. On some occasions births are not able to be located in our system and will need to be referred to the Bureau of Vital Statistics in Jacksonville at (904) 359-6900.

Birth Certificates are confidential and can only be issued to:

Forms available to print:

Photo Identification is required when requesting copies of birth certificates.

Acceptable forms of photo ID:

How to apply for a Florida birth certificate?

Fees:

Methods of payment:

Death Certificates

State of Florida death certificates are available from 2009 to the present. If the death occurred before 2009 please contact Bureau of Vital Statistics in Jacksonville at (904) 359-6900.

Death certificates WITHOUT cause of death may be requested by any person.

Death certificates WITH cause of death are confidential and can only be issued to:

Forms available to print:

Photo Identification is required when requesting copies of death certificates with cause of death.

Acceptable forms of photo ID:

How to apply for a Putnam County death certificate?

Fees:

Methods of payment:

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