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Marriage Certificates

Birth/Death Certificates

Local County Health Department Vital Statistics offices do not issue marriage licenses.

Marriage licenses from June 6, 1927 to the present are available from the Bureau of Vital Statistics in Jacksonville, Florida. 

Any marriage record prior to June 6, 1927 is obtainable from the county Clerk of Court where the marriage license was issued.   Beginning in 1972, the application to marry section was incorporated with the front of the marriage record.  The application to marry may be available from the Clerk of Court for events prior to 1972.
 
The fee for a marriage record is $5.00 for one certification and $4.00 for each additional certification of the same record when ordered at the same time.  No restrictions exist for ordering these records.  The fee is required for a search of our records and is non-refundable, even if the record requested is not located. In such a case, a certified "not found" statement will be provided. Duplicate copy fees for records "not found" may be refunded if the applicant sends a letter of request.
 
To order a marriage certificate by mail, provide a signed letter or application which includes the following information:

Information about the record being requested:

  • Provide full names of both spouses, including names prior to first marriage, if applicable.
  • Date of marriage, provide month, day and year.  If all dates are unknown, at least the year of the event
  • City or county where marriage license was issued

Information about the person making the request:

  • Full name
  • Mailing address
  • Telephone number where you can be reached during our office hours


Send a check or money order made payable to the "Bureau of Vital Statistics."

Send your application or letter of request along with your payment in the form of check or money order to:

Bureau of Vital Statistics
Attn: Vital Record Section
Post Office Box 210
Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042
    

For more information about ordering a dissolution of marriage report, please visit our Bureau of Vital Statistics website or call them at (904) 359-6900 Ext. 9000.