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• Medical Amendments
• Apostille Death
Q. Need to request a death certificate?
A. Use this
Application, then place your
order using one of the methods
Q. How much is a death
A. The cost for a copy is $10
Q. What death certificates can be obtained?
A. Certificates of death are available for deaths
occurring within Okaloosa County between January 2000 to present
Q. Who can obtain a
Death certificates without cause are available to
anyone. However, cause of death is available
only to immediate family members, with appropriate photo ID.
Lawyers representing the immediate family, banks, executors of
estates, and insurance companies can also obtain copies with cause
with appropriate documentation.
Q. Where is the Okaloosa County Health Department
located? How can I reach the Vital Statistics office?
A. We are located at 221 Hospital Dr NE in Fort Walton
Beach, Florida. The Vitals Statistics' phone number is
850-833-9255, and their fax is (850) 833-9275.
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Applications are accepted in person at our
Fort Walton Beach facility.
221 Hospital Dr NE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
View our hours of operation.
All death record orders require completed application and payment by check,
money order, or credit card*. With cause requests require a copy
of valid photo ID. Mail requests to Okaloosa County
Health Department, 221 Hospital Drive NE, Fort Walton Beach, FL
32548. Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope.
is a field on the application to include credit
FAX ORDERS through the Vital Statistics Office
With cause requests require completed application
and a copy of valid photo ID faxed to (850) 833-9275.
NOTE: All fax orders must be paid by credit card
PHONE, ONLINE, & FAX ORDERS through
Florida Department of Health does not
accept credit cards for online orders, however,
for your convenience, you can process online
requests through an independent company that we
have partnered with to provide you this service,
VitalChek Network, Inc. Major credit cards are
accepted, including American Express®,
Discover®, MasterCard®, and Visa®.
Credit card orders will be accepted 24 hours
a day, 7 days a week through the VitalChek
network (automated voice system). A $5 VitalChek fee is
VitalChek Fax: 1-877-550-7428
If ordering by fax, a $5 VitalChek fee is required.
2-3 days for processing.
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To amend the medical certification or cause of death
section on the death certificate requires the certifying
physician or medical examiner to complete and file the
notarized Affidavit of Amendment to Medical Certification of
Death, DH 434A (2005 Version) or Affidavit of Amendment to
Medical Certification of Death, DH 434 (2004 and prior).
This includes not only the cause of death and manner of
death, but also "...the date of death, hour or time of death
or the place of death other than street address..."
There is no amendment fee associated with a medical
amendment, however, if a certification of the amended death
record is desired, a fee of $5.00 for the first copy and
$4.00 for each subsequent copy ordered at the same time is
Questions on the medical affidavit should be
directed to (850) 833-9240.
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Apostille death certificates are those
prepared to give to foreign countries.
The following situations are examples of when an
Apostille death certificate could be required.
• Burying a deceased family member in a foreign
• Settling an estate of a deceased family member
in a foreign country
Need an Apostille Application? Learn more about
the steps you must take to apply for and obtain an
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