There are additional services concerning certificates and records that are not offered in Santa Rosa County but are offered by the Florida Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For your convenience and ease of access we have placed information and links to these services on this site.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers access to state and territory information to obtain birth or death records that occurred outside of Florida. Please visit http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w.htm for these links.
Commemorative Birth and Marriage Certificates
The State of Florida now issues commemorative birth and marriage certificates, signed by the Governor and State Registrar of Vital Statistics.
The certificates contain calligraphy style printing, gold embossed state seals, and are suitable for framing and preserving as family heirlooms. The commemorative certificates are mailed encased in cardboard shields to ensure protection. Several different styles are available. Please visit the Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics for more information.
If you have any questions regarding how to obtain a commemorative birth or marriage certificate, please call the Bureau of Vital Statistics at (904) 359-6900 x.1025 or email Vital Statistics. Please note: Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead contact these offices by phone or in writing. The Vital Statistics email address is VitalStats@flhealth.gov.
Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth
In 2006, Florida's governor signed into law legislation that allows for the issuance of a certification for a Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth. This law, section 382.0085, Florida Statutes, is known as Katherine's Law. Florida is the 14th state to implement such a law.
County offices cannot issue this certificate. Please contact the Bureau of Vital Statistics website or call (904) 359-6900 ext 9000 for more information.
Putative Father Registry
The purpose of the Putative Father Registry is to permit a man alleging to be the biological father of a child to assert his parentage, independent of the mother, and preserve his rights as a parent.
A Florida Putative Father Registry Claim is done without the consent or involvement of the mother. The registry is where the putative father's claim is filed and recorded. The putative father's name is not added to the birth record. Should the child be placed for adoption, the putative father must be named a party to the adoption proceedings.
Related forms can be obtained at the Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County. Questions regarding the Putative Father Registry can be answered by calling the Adoption Unit at (904) 359-6900, ext. 9001 or by visiting Florida's Putative Father Registry.