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Birth Certificates

Department of Health Jackson County

Request a Birth Certificate 

You may obtain a certified certificate of birth in person or by mail for persons born in Florida from 1930 to present.

The first step is to determine your eligibility (relationship) to receive a birth certificate. You must meet 1 of the following criteria: - Be the child named on the certificate AND over 18 years old; or be the parent, guardian or legal representative of the person named on the certificate.

All letters or applications must include a copy of a PICTURE ID of the applicant and the signature and relationship/eligibility must be stated.

When ordering a birth certificate we require the full name at birth, date and place of birth, mother's maiden name, fathers name, signature of parent, legal guardian or legal representative, I.D. of applicant. The signature of the person if they are over 18 years of age.

If you apply in person or by mail, the fee for each initial birth certificate is $12.00 for the first copy and $8.00 for each additional ordered at the same time on the same person.

If you write you must enclose a copy of your driver's license along with a check, money order, or cashier's check.

Do not send cash.

Location and Office Hours:

Department of Health Jackson County
4979 Healthy Way
Marianna, FL 32447            
(850)526-2412 Ext.176 - phone
(850)482-9700 - fax
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday

The following form can be downloaded:

                    Birth Certificate Request Form (32.3kb xlsx doc)

or contact Jackson County Health Department at (850) 526-2412 ext. 176 and request a form.

You can also request a Birth Certificate from the State Vital Statistics office, in Jacksonville.

If the birth did not occur in Florida --please go to the following link to order certificates from other states: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/howto/w2w/w2welcom.htm