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Birth & Death Certificates

If you have any questions regarding the information listed below, please call the Office of Vital Statistics at (561) 837-5847
 

Birth Certificates: 


Birth certificates are available for persons born in the state of Florida for the years 1919 through the present.

If you were born before 1930 you must apply through the State Office of

Vital Statistics at
P.O. Box 210, Jacksonville, FL 32231
.

    Birth certificates are confidential and can only be issued to the registrant, if of legal age (18), parent, guardian or lega1 representative or upon court order. Birth certificates become public record after 100 years following the birth. 

The fee for one certified birth certificate is $15.00
 
Instructions:
To order a birth certificate, download the application form and complete all information:

  • Information about the person making the request:
  • Full name
  • Relationship to the person named on the record
  • Mailing address
  • Photocopy of ID
  • Telephone number where you can be reached during our office hours
     

    updated 04/19/2013

Send a check or money order made payable to the 
"Palm Beach County Health Dept"

"Do not Send Cash"
 
Send the information described above along with the fee to:

Office of Vital Statistics
800 Clematis Street - 1st floor
West Palm Beach, FL.  33401
(561) 837-5847

 

Deaths Certificates:


The Office of Vital Statistics in Palm Beach County can now assist in obtaining death certificates for any person who died in the State of Florida from 2009 to the present. To obtain a death certificate for a person who died prior to 2009 please contact the State Office:

Bureau of Vital Statistics
P.O. 210,
Jacksonville, FL 32231
(904) 359-6900  ext 9000


For deaths outside of Florida contact the state where the death occurred. 

If you are requesting the cause of death, you must explain your relationship to the person whose record you are requesting. If a relationship is not stated, you will be issued a certified copy excluding cause of death information.

By law, the death records, which include cause of death information, can only be issued to:

  • The decedent's immediate family or guardian (spouse, parent, and if of legal age child, grandchild, or sibling, next of kin or guardian)
     
  • To a representative (attorney, executor, physician, funeral director, insurance agent or anyone with power of attorney) as specifically authorized by the immediate family.
     
  • A stepchild, grandchild, grandparent or other relative of the deceased will qualify if such person provides documented proof of a direct financial interest in the cause of death
     
  • A court order requires issuance of cause of death. Cause of death information becomes public information 50 years following the death.


The fee for one death certificate is $15.00


Instructions:
To order a death certificate, download the application form and complete all information:

  • Information about the person whose record is being requested:
    • Full name of the deceased person
    • Sex
    • Date of death
    • City of death
  • Information about the person making the request:
    • Full name
    • Relationship to the decedent, if requesting cause of death information, Photocopy of ID is required

“Palm Beach County Department of Health does not accept credit cards for online orders; however, for your convenience, you can process online requests through an independent company that we have partnered with to provide you this service; VitalChek Network, Inc. VitalChek can be reached either through its website, www.vitalchek.comlink opens new window, or by phone at 1-800-255-2414. An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for using this service, and all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard® or Visa®.”

updated 04/19/2013

Send a check or money order made payable to the 
"Palm Beach County Health Dept

"Do not Send Cash"
 
Send the information described above along with the fee to:

Office of Vital Statistics
800 Clematis Street - 1st floor
West Palm Beach, FL.  33401
(561) 837-5847







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