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Birth Certificates

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To make it more convenient for you, the Orange County Health Department, in conjunction with the Department of Orange County Tax Collector, is offering one stop shopping when getting or renewing your driver's license or ID card at the Orange County Tax Collector's Agency located at 4101 Clarcona-Ocoee Road, Orlando, FL 32810. A new federal law requires you to have a certified copy of your birth certificate to renew your license...and you can get both easily and quickly at the same place. Many people don't have a certified copy of their birth certificate.

A birth certificate with your footprint, or a plain black and white copy, is not certified birth certificate. A certified birth certificate only costs $15.00.

Only parents, legal guardians, or the person whose name appears on the certificates, if they are at least 18 years of age, can receive a birth certificate.

Computer Copies

A computer generated birth certificate that contains a State File Number is accepted as the official certification of birth and is recognized as such by all agencies. A computer copy of birth certificates of all Florida births from 1917 to the present are available for a cost of $15.00 for each certified copy. Additional computer copies for the same person are $8.00 each.

A certified copy of your birth certificate is needed for many things:  obtaining a driver’s license and passport, applying for social security and social service benefits, and entering school or the military. Your Birth Certificate…You Never Know When You Will Need It!

Obtaining a Birth Certificate

You may use one of four secure, convenient, and fast ways to acquire a birth certificate:

IN PERSON same day service usually available from all locations. Any of the following are required for identification: valid State Driver's license, ID Card, Passport, or Military ID.  

BY MAIL you may use the application form provided here:
Birth Certificate Application
A copy of your driver's license or ID Card must also be forwarded with the application form. Mail application to 807 W Church Street, Orlando, FL 32805-2211 (please send a self-addressed stamped-envelope to return your certificate to you).  

Please make money orders or cashier's checks payable to Vital Statistics. Personal checks are not accepted at this time.

BY CREDIT CARD ONLINE OR FAX - you can go to VitalChek.Com or call (866) 830-1906. Your certificate can be received by regular mail or express shipping by the next day in many cases. 

Please Note: "Orange County Health Department 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.com, 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®."

If you are interested in a marriage license or divorce certificate please call the Clerk of Courts, Marriage Division at 407-836-2067.

All other records for the state of Florida may be obtained through the State Vital Statistics Office by calling (904) 359-6900 or in writing to: Vital Statistics, P.O. Box 210, Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042