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Requesting Death Certificates Department of Vital Records

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Event: Death

Cost of copy: 1st copy:$5.00, additional copies $4.00

Request Form for Floirda Death Certificate PDF

Department of Health
Office of Vital Statistics
P.O. Box 210
1217 Pearl Street
Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042

Remarks: State office has some birth records dating back to April 1865. The majority of records date from January 1917. (If the exact date is unknown, the fee is $5.00 for the first year searched and $2.00 for each additional year up to a maximum of $50.00. Fee includes one certification of record if found or certified statement stating record not on file.) Additional copies are $4.00 each when requested at the same time.

Personal check or money order should be made payable to Office of Vital Statistics. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (904) 359-6900. This will be a recorded message.

Credit card orders may also be faxed directly to VitalChek for credit card acceptance at:  1 (877) 550-7428


Remote ordering using credit cards only (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover).  If payment is by credit card an additional $15 will be added to your order.  This is a $10 rush and $5 VitalChek Service fee. Vital Statistics does not accept credit cards. However, a private service provider (The VitalChek Network), which is not part of the state of Florida, offers the service for Vital Statistics customers.

Information on how to obtain certified copies is also available via the Internet at http://www.doh.state.fl.us/planning_eval/vital_statistics/deaths.htm

All letters or applications must include the signature, relationship/eligibility stated, and a valid PICTURE ID of the applicant.

Request Form for Floirda Death Certificate PDF