Birth certificates are confidential documents, except for births over 100 years old that are not under seal of a court order.
A birth certificate is an important legal document that is used for proof of age, social security registration, school registration, obtaining a driver's license and many other uses.
Certifications of birth records are issued only to:
- The person named on the record, age 18 or older
- A parent listed on the record
- Legal guardian of the person named (documentation required)
- Legal representative of above named person (documentation required)
Computer certifications of persons born in the state of Florida from 1917 to present are available for purchase for $17.00. Valid photo ID is required.