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Florida Dept. of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics
How to order a Florida Marriage Certificate
Florida marriage certificates from June 6, 1927 to present that have been recorded by the Clerk of Circuit Court are available through the Bureau of Vital Statistics. The certificate is issued as an abstract of the information taken from the marriage license and is acceptable as evidence that a marriage was finalized and recorded.
After the ceremony, the marriage license is returned to the Clerk of Circuit Court to be filed and recorded. The Clerk will then forward the marriage record to the Bureau of Vital Statistics for permanent filing. This process takes approximately 60 days. If the current marriage ceremony is less than 60 days from the date of application and immediate evidence of the marriage is required, you may contact the county Clerk of Circuit Court where the marriage license was issued. Any marriages prior to June 6, 1927 are obtainable from the Clerk of Circuit Court where the marriage license was issued. Florida Clerk of Circuit Court Link.
Ordering a Florida Marriage Certificate
- ORDER ONLINE WITH VITALCHEK
Click here to order online with a credit card from VitalChek® and have your certificates delivered right to your door.
VitalChek is the only contracted vendor for the Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics. We do not recommend using any other online vendor. The application process requires you to share personal information, so security and confidentiality is critical. We can only guarantee your privacy if you order through VitalChek.
|$15||Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics fee for the first certificate (includes $5.00 search fee + $10 rush fee).|
|$7||VitalChek process fee to verify your identity, obtain ordering information and download your request directly to the Bureau of Vital Statistics.|
|$4||Additional computer-generated certification.|
|$2||Search fee per calendar year when exact year is unknown (maximum fee $50.00).|
UPS shipping is available for an additional fee and requires signature upon delivery. Regular mail may be selected as a shipping method for no additional cost.
Click VitalChek® to start your online order or call VitalChek at 1-877-550-7330 to order by phone. If calling from outside the U.S., call 1-615-372-6800.
- ORDER FROM FLORIDA BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS
The Bureau of Vital Statistics offers walk-in or mail-in services. To save time, download and complete the forms you need. The Bureau of Vital Statistics may be reached at (904) 359-6900, ext. 9000.
DH261 Application for Marriage Certificate (141K pdf)
Fees: A 5.00 search fee is included in all orders and is NON-REFUNDABLE.
|$5||Search fee for one calendar year and one certified copy|
|$4||Additional certified copies|
|$2||Search fee per calendar year when exact year is unknown (maximum fee $50.00)|
|$10||Rush fee (required for records prior to 1970 for same day walk in service, when available)|
Mail-in: Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics, P.O. Box 210, Jacksonville, Fl 32231-0042
Normal processing time is 3 to 5 business days for computer certificates (1970 to present) not including shipping time to and from our office. Records prior to 1970 require additional processing time.
Rush orders are given priority processing and require an additional $10 fee. Mark the outside of your envelope “RUSH”. All orders, including RUSH orders are mailed Standard U.S. Postal delivery unless a special prepaid delivery envelope is provided.
If you are unable to access our application forms, you may submit your request in writing. Please include the following information and proper fee.
- Information about the persons named on the certificate:
- Information about you (or the person requesting the certificate):
- Payment: Check or money order payable to "Vital Statistics". DO NOT send cash. International payments must be made by Cashier’s Check or Money Order in U.S. Dollars drawn upon a U.S. Bank. Florida Law imposes an additional service charge of $15.00 for dishonored checks. Fees are nonrefundable, except fee paid for additional copies when no record is found. These are refunded on written request.
Need information on marriages that occurred outside of Florida or the United States?
For marriages that occurred outside of Florida, visit the National Center of Health Statistics website at www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w.htm
For marriages that occurred outside of the United States, visit the National Center for Health Statistics website at www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w/foreign.htm
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 this office by phone or in writing.
Email to VitalStats@flhealth.gov
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