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Birth Certificates

Florida Department of Health in Hamilton County


TheFlorida Department of Health in Hamilton County serves as the county's vital records office for birth and death certificates. For certificates from other states visit the State Office of Vital Statistics.

To protect the privacy of sensitive information and to prevent identity theft, birth certificates are not public records and the cause of death on a death certificate is not public record. As required by state law, we restrict access to these certificates, but they are readily available to the individuals, family members and guardians or beneficiaries. We require requesting individuals to produce photo identification and/or other documentation before releasing these confidential records or portions of the records.

The State Office of Vital Statistics maintains the original copies of the birth records from all counties within the State of Florida. The Hamilton County Vital Statistics Office can issue certified copies of birth certificates for persons born in Florida from 1930 to the present. A certified photocopy of the original record for a person born in Hamilton County from 1949 through the present can also be obtained from our office.

Who Can Get A Birth Certificate 

  • Individuals 18 years of age and older may obtain their own certificate.
  • Parents or guardians (who present court documents showing legal custody).
  • Attorneys representing children and adolescents under age 18 (documentation must also be provided).

What Information is Needed for Birth Certificates 

  • A valid form of photo identification such as a driver's license, State ID issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles, passport or military ID. For mailed requests please provide enlarged, lightened, readable photocopies.
  • A completed Birth Certificate Application.
  • You will also need to provide the person's full name, date of birth, county of birth and mother's full name.


How soon can I expect a copy?
  • Your request will be processed the same day it is received from you by mail.
  • Your request will be processed immediately if you come to our office in person.
What is the cost to obtain a birth or death certificate?
  • Birth Certificates are $15.00.
  • Death Certificates are $10.00 for each certified copy.
What payment methods do you accept?
  • We accept cash (walk-in only), checks and money orders. Do NOT send cash by mail.
How do I obtain a copy of a birth or death certificate?

Visit our office:

  • Florida Department of Health in Hamilton County
  • Vital Statistics
  • 209 SE Central Ave
  • Jasper, FL 32052
  • Phone number: (386) 792-1414
  • We are open from 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday

Mail a request to:

  • Florida Department of Health in Hamilton County
  • Vital Statistics
  • PO Box 267
  • Jasper, FL 32052

Fax a request to:

  • Florida Department of Health in Hamilton County
  • (386) 792-2352