Replace A Florida Birth Certificate
If your birth certificate has been lost or stolen, don't panic. There are ways to quickly replace your birth certificate in Florida and ease any stressors or concerns you may be facing.
Online application assistance can simplify and streamline the process for many Florida birth certificate-related services, including: information on obtaining a new birth certificate, replacing a lost or stolen birth certificate and instances in life that require your birth certificate as proof of identity. In addition to the free forms and general instructions available from vital records departments, you will receive a comprehensive checklist & forms packet specific to your needs, fast answers to tough questions and prompt service from a friendly staff.
If you prefer to access additional material on birth certificates, visit a state-specific online resource for extra support regarding the necessity to obtain this vital record.
Replacing Your Birth Certificate
If your birth certificate has been lost or stolen in Florida, you are going to need to obtain a new one. The easiest way to do this is by completing an Application for Birth Record, and submitting it to the Florida Department of Health. The application asks for the full name of the child, sex, date and place of birth (including the hospital name) and both parents' names including the mother's maiden name. Just like a first birth record that is obtained, a replacement can be obtained at your county's vital statistics office for a fee ranging from $10 to $17, depending on the county.
Fees for a Replacement Birth Certificate
You can pay with cash, check, money order, or with a Visa or MasterCard. You can also get a Florida birth record online through VitalCheck® or speak to a representative by calling 1-877-550-7330. If you cannot visit a vital statistic's office or call VitalCheck®, you may mail your application to:
- The State Bureau of Vital Statistics
- P.O. Box 210
- Jacksonville, Florida
In order to get a birth certificate, you must prove your identity. You can do this by providing a driver's license, state-issued ID card, U.S. passport, military ID or court order.