Divorce records are available from the Clerk of the Circuit Court in the county where
the divorce was granted. The cost of copy varies. Marriage records are available from
the County Judge in the county where the license was issued. The cost of copy varies.
Effective March 1, 2007, the Florida State Office of Vital Statistics will issue computer
certifications for marriage and divorce events that occurred beginning in 1970. These
certifications are abstracts of original records on file in the state office and will
be printed on safety paper. Photocopy certifications of marriage and divorce records
will still be available, if requested. The computer certifications issued for marriages
and divorces that occurred before 2005 may contain asterisks. If asterisks appear,
the data item was either not on the certificate or not keyed into the database.
Beginning in July 2008, the Florida Office of Vital Statistics issues two variations
of computer birth certifications. One is the current computer birth certification
issued for events occurring prior to 2004. The other is a computer birth certification
for events taking place between 2004 and the present, and it is an abstract of original
records on file in the state office. It contains the following additional information
not found on the computer birth certification issued for events prior to 2004: time
of birth; birth weight; place of birth, including city; and parents' dates and places
of birth. Photocopy certifications of birth records are still available if requested.