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Birth Certificates

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Copies of birth certificates are requested for identification, to prove citizenship and for other purposes. The State of Florida maintains the original copies of birth certificates from Duval County as well as the rest of the state. We provide you with a certified certificate that you can be used for legal purposes.

Our office does not have records for birth and death certificates from other states. For copies, you must contact the state in which the birth or death occurred.

Print the Birth Certificate Application (235 KB PDF)

Who can obtain a copy of a birth certificate? 

  • Individuals 18 and older may obtain their own certificate
  • Parents listed on the record
  • Legal guardians who present with proper court documents showing legal custody

How to obtain a copy of a birth certificate: 

Visit our main office:

3225 University Blvd. S.
Suite 100
Jacksonville, Florida 32216


We are open Monday–Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Email a request to: 

Mail a request to:

Office of Vital Statistics
Florida Department of Health in Duval County
921 N. Davis St.
Bldg. A, Suite 251, MC-21
Jacksonville, FL 32209

Order via telephone:

You may order birth and death certificates by phone with a credit card by calling VitalChek at 1-877-297-9125. All major credit cards are accepted.

Order online through VitalCheck:

VitalChek® is the only vendor recommended by the Florida Department of Health. VitalChek® is a 3rd party service, not affiliated with the Florida Department of Health. As such, fees charged by VitalChek® may be different than fees charged when ordering directly through your local health department office.

What Information is needed? 

  • One (1) valid form of photo identification such as a driver’s license, State ID issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles, passport or military ID. All identification must be valid (can not be expired.) For mailed requests, please provide a clear, readable photocopy.
  • The completed Birth Certificate Application Form (235 KB PDF)
  • You also need to provide the person’s
  • Full name
  • Date of birth or date of death
  • County of birth
  • Mother’s full name including maiden name
  • Father’s full name

How soon may I expect a copy? 

Your request will be processed the day we receive it from you.

What is the cost to obtain a Birth Certificate? 

  • $15 for one copy
  • $10 for each additional copy requested at the same time as the original request for the same person
  • We accept all forms of payment with the exception of personal checks.