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Birth Certificates

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Birth Certificate Application (Please note this PDF file will open in a new window. File size is 125KB.)

The Florida Department of Health in Bay County Vital Statistics office has access to and sells certified birth records of persons born in any Florida county from 1917 thru the present. Forms are available for persons who were born before 1917 or for certificates that are not available from our county and must be ordered from the main office in Jacksonville.

For out of state birth records we have the phone number for the main office in each state available for reference. For persons needing to make changes on Florida certificates we have some amendment forms available or you can contact the Jacksonville office at  904-359-6900 for more information or forms we do not have.

For more information you can reach our Vital Statistics office at 850-872-4455 option 4 then option 1.

Our hours of operation:

Monday thru Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm except state observed holidays.

Our fees:

The fee is $15.00 for the first copy and $8.00 for any additional copies made at the same time on the same person.

Payment types accepted are Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Cash, Check or Money Order.

All fees are subject to change and are non refundable.