For information on deaths that occurred outside of Florida, visit, www. For information on deaths that occurred outside of the United States, visit the National Center for Health Statistics. Any person who willfully and knowingly provides any false information on a certificate, record or report required by Chapter , Florida Statutes, or on an application or affidavit, or who obtains confidential information from any Vital Record under false or fraudulent purposes, commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in Chapter , Florida Statutes.
The Bureau of Vital Statistics is committed to providing the highest quality and most expeditious service possible. There are 3 ordering options and fees vary based on the method you choose. An Affidavit to Release Cause of Death Information completed by an eligible individual may be utilized when requesting cause of death information. Deaths occurring from present may be issued while you wait.
Payments may be in the form of cash, check, money order, Visa, and Mastercard. Normal processing time for death certificates from to present is 3 to 5 business days.
Records prior to require additional processing time. Please note : Processing time does not include postal transit time to and from our office. Postal delivery unless a special prepaid delivery envelope is provided. In a hurry?
VitalChek provides the option to order from Florida Vital Statistics or from the local health department in the county where the death occurred. County Health Department fees vary. UPS shipping is available for an additional charge and requires signature upon delivery. To order, go to www. If calling from outside of the United States, call They charge additional fees but have no ability to expedite the processing of your order. Death certificates can only be issued by an official government agency.
Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity.
Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing. Email to VitalStats flhealth.
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If you need a copy in the future you can order one online. If you need to order a birth or death record from a different state, please click here to visit the National Center for Health Statistics website for contact information. All Campaigns. This notice will be admissible in court. Evidence used to establish parentage is not returned; it is retained as part of the official, permanent record. Please click here for locations, contact information and fees for each office.
Death and Fetal Death Certificates. For copies of records for deaths that occurred prior to , contact the Maryland State Archives.