Vital Statistics

Vital Statistics consists of official records of birth, death, marriage and dissolution of marriage. These records are essential for just administration of our law and for the protection of individual rights. In addition, the statistical data from these records are of great value to public health and other agencies. You may need certified copies of these records for:

  • PassportsCertificate

  • School Entrance
  • Employment
  • Proof of Citizenship
  • Government Benefits
  • Insurance
  • Legal Issues
  • Driver's License Renewal
  • State Issued ID
  • Voter Registration

Records Available at the Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County (DOH-Santa Rosa)

You may purchase two types of certified documents from our local office:

  • Certified copies of birth records for anyone born in the State of Florida

  • Certified copies of death records for deaths that occurred in Florida from 2009 to the present.

All death records prior to 2009 must be obtained through the State Office of Vital Statistics in Jacksonville, FL. Please visit the Bureau of Vital Statistics website or call (904) 359-6900 for more information.

The certified documents we offer may be obtained through the Vital Statistics office at DOH-Santa Rosa in person or by mail. They are also available online through a third party. See below for online ordering. Our address, phone number and hours of operation are:

Milton Office

5527 Stewart St.

Milton, FL 32570

850-983-5200 x.155

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.–noon, 1–4 p.m.

(We are closed on weekends and state holidays)

Proper Identification

Proper identification (ID) is required for all requests for birth records and death records with cause of death, whether the request is walk-in or mail-in. This is to determine that the applicant is, in fact, the person he/she purports to be. Some acceptable forms of ID include:

  • Driver's license
  • State ID card (issued by DMV)
  • Passport
  • Military ID

*Please note: if a mail request does not include the proper ID, the request will be returned to the applicant.

Ordering Records Online

At this time DOH-Santa Rosa does not accept online orders for birth or death records. However, online requests can be processed through the Bureau of Vital Statistics. For more information please visit the Florida Department of Health's Certificates and Registries page.

This page was last modified on: 05/7/2014 10:39:40