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Birth Certificates

Birth Certificates are often needed for entrance to school, voter registration, marriage, passports, veteran benefits, public assistance, social security benefits and obtaining a drivers license.

Florida birth certificates are issued through the Vital Statistics Office at the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County. Orders may be placed in person, by mail, or online through vitalchek.com. A valid photo ID (driver’s license, state ID card, passport, or military ID) is required with all orders. Birth certificate fees are $11.00 for the first copy; $10.00 for each additional copy. Forms of payment accepted are: cash, check, money order, debit card, Visa and MasterCard.  Please make checks and money orders payable to DOH - Escambia.

Florida Birth Certificates Can Be Obtained By:

  1. Either parent (if named on the certificate)
  2. Registrant, if over 18
  3. Attorney representing the registrant or parent (if application made on letterhead)
  4. Legal guardian with guardianship papers

Application for a Florida Birth Certificate MUST Include the Following:

  1. Full name of the registrant as it appears on the certificate
  2. Date of birth
  3. City or county of birth
  4. Names of both parents (including mother’s maiden name)
  5. Signature of applicant
  6. Relationship to registrant
  7. Mailing address
  8. A copy of a valid photo identification (front and back)
  9. The fee ($11.00 for 1 copy; $10.00 for each additional copy).

Birth Certificate Application (54.8b; pdf)

Amendments to a Florida Birth Certificate:

If there is an error on your or your child’s Florida birth certificate, contact the State Office of Vital Statistics in Jacksonville, Florida at 904-359-6900 ext. 9005. Amendment forms are available online at www.floridavitalstatisticsonline.com or can be picked up at the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County. This form must be notarized.

If the person was not born in Florida

Please go to the following link to order certificates from other states:
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w.htm

 

Death Certificates return to top

The Vital Statistics Office at the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County issues death certificates for deaths that occurred in the State of Florida from 2009 - present. Orders may be placed in person, by mail, or online through vitalchek.com. Death certificate fees are $10.00 for each copy. Forms of payment accepted are: cash, check, money order, debit card, Visa and MasterCard.

These certificates are issued in the following two formats:

  1. Certified copies with cause of death listed. These copies have restrictions on issuance. Contact the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County for information 850-595-6546.
  2. Certified copies without the cause of death listed. No restrictions on issuance.

Florida Death Certificates Can Be Obtained By:

  1. Immediate family members
  2. Attorney(s) representing immediate family members.
  3. Banks, executors of estates, insurance companies or anyone requiring a death certificate to pay a policy or death benefit on the decedent.
  4. For other issuance conditions contact the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County for information 850-595-6546.

Application for an Escambia County Death Certificate MUST Contain The Following:

  1. Full name of the decedent.
  2. Date of death.
  3. City or county of death.
  4. Applicant’s relationship to the decedent.
  5. Purpose for the certified copy.
  6. Signature of the applicant.
  7. Mailing address
  8. Copy of valid photo ID (front and back) is required for all requests for certificates with cause of death listed.
  9. The fee ($10.00 for each copy).

If copy is needed with the Cause of Death listed, contact the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County for further information at 850-595-6546.

Death Certificate Application (57.6kb; pdf)

Amendments to an Escambia County Death Certificate:

If a family member indicates a correction is needed on an Escambia County death certificate, the funeral home will need to be contacted by the family member and the funeral home will begin the correction process.

If the death did not occur in Florida

Please go to the following link to order certificates from other states: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w.htm

 

Location & Contact Information

1295 W. Fairfield Drive
Pensacola, FL 32501
Phone number:
850-595-6531
Fax number:
850-595-6595
Hours: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
 

 

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