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Vital Statistics - Birth Certificate Forms & Additional Information
Note: The Application for Birth Certificate form can be easily completed online using your computer and then printed for submission.
Application for Birth Certificate - (PDF - 160 kb)
Birth Certification Release Affidavit - (PDF - 67 kb)
OPTIONS FOR EXPEDITED SERVICES (Only Available for Mailed Applications):
Expedited Processing Fee: If you want to have your application expedited, please submit your application with an envelope marked
EXPEDITE with the $10.00 expedited processing fee enclosed. If the record and application are complete and in order, the
application will be processed and the certificate(s) mailed via U.S. Mail the next business day. Normal processing time is 7 to 15
Overnight Delivery Fee: If you would like to have your certificate(s) returned to you via Overnight Delivery, please include an additional $10.00 Overnight Delivery Fee with your application and $10.00 expedited processing fee, for a total of $20.00. If the
record and application are complete and in order, the application will be processed and the certificate(s) sent via an Overnight
Delivery carrier by the next business day.
Birth certificates are not public records. They only become public records 100 years following the birth.
Birth certificates can only be issued to the registrant (the child named on the record) if of legal age(18), parent, guardian or legal representative of one of these persons or by court order. Court orders must be dated or updated within one year of issuance.
If the registrant is deceased, upon receipt of the death certificate, the birth certification can be issued to the spouse, child, grandchild, sibling, if of legal age, or a legal representative of any of these persons as well as to the parent. The birth certificate will be stamped "Deceased".
Please NOTE: The birth certificate for a new born is not automatically mailed to the parent after birth. The parent must apply for the birth certificate through a Vital Statistics office and pay the proper fee.
If the applicant was not born in Florida, please go to the following link to order certificates from other states: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w.htm
Page last updated: 04/30/13