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Death Certificates

Office of Vital Statistics

  •  (904) 209-3250 x1001
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    Fax

    (904) 823-4062
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    Mailing Address

    200 San Sebastian View 

     

    St. Augustine, FL 32084 

Death certificates excluding the cause of death are public record.  Anyone may request a copy of a death certificate without the cause of death shown on it.

 Application for Death Certificate (pdf, 178k)

Affidavit to Release Death Certificate (pdf, 306k)

Credit Card Authorization Form (pdf, 204k)

For death certificates prior to 2009, please visit Florida Department of Health Vital Statistics website.

For death certificates from another state, visit Where to Write for Vital Records

Who can obtain a copy of a Death Certificate with the Cause of Death listed?

Death certificates with the cause of death listed are not public records.  To obtain a copy of a death certificate with the cause of death listed, you must be an immediate family member of the decedent, and of legal age.  This includes:

  • Spouse
  • Parent
  • Son or Daughter
  • Brother or Sister
  • Grandchild

Anyone who provides a will, insurance policy or other documentation that demonstrates their interest in the estate of the decedent, or anyone who provides documentation that he or she is acting on behalf of any of the previously mentions persons, or by court order (must provide recorded or certified copy of the court order) may also obtain death certificates with the cause of death listed.

What is the fee for a Death Certificate?

$10.00 for each certified copy