By Florida law, birth certificates have restricted access to family members and their legal representatives for 100 years from the birth.
For a copy of a Florida birth certificate, please print and complete the appropriate form, enclose a copy of a valid government issued photo ID, and send a money order or check (payable to Vital Statistics )to the name and address below.
Office of Vital Statistics, Department of Health
P.O. Box 210
Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042
(904) 359-6900 Ext. 1029
Fax: (904) 359-6993
The Florida State office has some birth records dating back to April 1865. The majority of records date from January 1917.