Vital Records in Florida

Vital records in Florida are administered by the Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics, where they issue certified copies of birth, death, divorce & marriage records. The Bureau is responsible for all vital records after a law was passed in 1917 which required them to maintain vital records of its citizens. County offices have older records, with the City of Key West having the oldest records, which date all the way back to 1865.

Below is a table showing the year ranges that the Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics can provide:

Record Type Available From
Florida Birth Records January 1917 – 2017
Florida Death Records January 1917 – 2017
Florida Divorce Records June 6, 1927 – 2017
Florida Marriage Records June 6, 1927 – 2017

Find County Offices in Florida

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County Year Founded
Alachua County, FL February 29, 1824
Baker County, FL February 8, 1861
Bay County, FL April 24, 1913
Bradford County, FL December 31, 1858
Brevard County, FL March 14, 1844
Broward County, FL April 30, 1915
Calhoun County, FL January 26, 1838
Charlotte County, FL April 23, 1921
Citrus County, FL June 2, 1887
Clay County, FL December 31, 1858
Collier County, FL May 8, 1923
Columbia County, FL February 4, 1832
DeSoto County, FL May 19, 1887
Dixie County, FL April 25, 1921
Duval County, FL August 12, 1822
Escambia County, FL July 21, 1821
Flagler County, FL April 28, 1917
Franklin County, FL February 8, 1832
Gadsden County, FL June 24, 1832
Gilchrist County, FL December 4, 1925
Glades County, FL April 23, 1921
Gulf County, FL June 6, 1925
Hamilton County, FL December 26, 1827
Hardee County, FL April 23, 1921
Hendry County, FL May 11, 1923
Hernando County, FL February 27, 1843
Highlands County, FL April 23, 1921
Hillsborough County, FL January 25, 1834
Holmes County, FL January 8, 1848
Indian River County, FL May 30, 1925
Jackson County, FL August 12, 1822
Jefferson County, FL January 20, 1827
Lafayette County, FL December 23, 1853
Lake County, FL May 30, 1925
Lee County, FL May 13, 1887
Leon County, FL December 29, 1824
Levy County, FL March 10, 1845
Liberty County, FL December 15, 1855
Madison County, FL December 26, 1827
Manatee County, FL January 9, 1855
Marion County, FL March 14, 1844
Martin County, FL May 30, 1925
Miami-Dade County, FL January 18, 1836
Monroe County, FL July 3, 1823
Nassau County, FL December 29, 1824
Okaloosa County, FL June 13, 1915
Okeechobee County, FL May 8, 1917
Orange County, FL 1845
Osceola County, FL May 12, 1887
Palm Beach County, FL April 30, 1909
Pasco County, FL June 2, 1887
Pinellas County, FL January 1, 1912
Polk County, FL February 8, 1861
Putnam County, FL January 18, 1849
St. Johns County, FL July 21, 1821
Saint Lucie County, FL July 21, 1821
Santa Rosa County, FL February 18, 1842
Sarasota County, FL May 14, 1921
Seminole County, FL April 25, 1913
Sumter County, FL January 8, 1853
Suwannee County, FL December 21, 1858
Taylor County, FL December 23, 1856
Union County, FL May 20, 1921
Volusia County, FL December 29, 1854
Wakulla County, FL March 11, 1843
Walton County, FL December 29, 1824
Washington County, FL December 9, 1825