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How to Obtain Florida Death Certificates

Before 1899, the vital events recordings were not consistent but still, some of the counties were giving the importance to the vital events recording and registering with them but this did not made a huge impact on the overall state performance in this context. The vital events that were been recorded by the town offices on the behalf of the state were inclusive of births, deaths and marriages. Their intentions were to keep and maintain records for their own towns. Then after a long time, the statewide registration of the vital events was mandated through a legislation in 1899 which made it mandatory for every citizen of the state to get their vital events registered with their town offices firstly and then getting them registered with the state office named State of Florida Dept. of Health. There was some non-compliance of the act by the state officials due to which there came some problems like collection or managing problems of the records of the vital events. However, the records of the vital events after 1917 are maintained by the state's Bureau of Vital Statistics. Now, Bureau of Vital Statistics is the place where all the data of vital events is maintained by the state.

Death records or death certificates (MCCD), Are a substantial part of the legal process. This significant information is vital to state and local government official. The state death record database contains information about a person's death, location, date, time, residence. Sometimes the names of the mother and father, and Even the physician who declares vital statistics and the cause of a person's death. Death records have long been used to help with ancestry, research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the death takes place.

Florida County Death Records

Alachua County
Baker County
Bay County
Bradford County
Brevard County
Broward County
Calhoun County
Charlotte County
Citrus County
Clay County
Collier County
Columbia County
DeSoto County
Dixie County
Duval County
Escambia County
Flagler County
Franklin County
Gadsden County
Gilchrist County
Glades County
Gulf County
Hamilton County
Hardee County
Hendry County
Hernando County
Highlands County
Hillsborough County
Holmes County
Indian River County
Jackson County
Jefferson County
Lafayette County
Lake County
Lee County
Leon County
Levy County
Liberty County
Madison County
Manatee County
Marion County
Martin County
Miami-Dade County
Monroe County
Nassau County
Okaloosa County
Okeechobee County
Orange County
Osceola County
Palm Beach County
Pasco County
Pinellas County
Polk County
Putnam County
Saint Johns County
Saint Lucie County
Santa Rosa County
Sarasota County
Seminole County
Sumter County
Suwannee County
Taylor County
Union County
Volusia County
Wakulla County
Walton County
Washington County

 

Florida Death Record Certificates and Obituaries

State of Florida Dept. of Health
Vital Statistics
1217 Pearl Street
P.O. Box 210
Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042
Tel: 904-359-6900 904-359-6911