How to Find Florida Birth Records
Statewide registration of births began in 1899 in Florida with general compliance by 1920.
Next Step: When did the birth occur?
Births before 1899
Before 1899, no births were recorded by the county or state. You must search substitute records to locate your ancestor’s birth date and place.
|Records that give birth information:|
Births after 1899
In 1899, Florida began statewide registration of births with general compliance by 1920. Currently, there is not a complete index online to Florida birth certificates from 1899 to the present. If you cannot locate your ancestor in the databases below, try searching for birth information in other records.
For births that exist during the time period, try the following database:
|Includes Index Only|
|Florida Births, 1880-1935||FamilySearch - Free; incomplete|
|Can't find your ancestor in the online index?||Tips for searching online indexes|
|No birth record for your ancestor?||Other records with birth information|
Obtain the Certificate
Restrictions for ordering birth certificates:
To obtain a copy of the birth certificate, you must be:
- The person on the certificate
- The parent of the person on the certificate
- NOTE: A copy of the birth certificate cannot be obtained by anyone except those listed above.
If you do not want to order the birth record, there are other records with birth information you can search.