Florida Birth Records


Florida has been maintaining birth records since 1927 when the government made it mandatory to begin recording vital events such as births, although the oldest known records date as far back as 1865 to The City of Key West.

Florida is a closed record state, which means that certified copies can only be requested by the person named on the certificate, as well as their immediate family members (including spouse) and lawyers representing them. Birth records in Florida become public once they are 100 years old, which is for births in 1924 and before.

Florida Vital Records Office

The office that handles birth records from 1927-2024 for the entire state of Florida is The Department of Health, where they provide birth records, marriage records, divorce records, and death records.

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