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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.

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Birth Certificates

Vital Statistics

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.