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Death Certificates

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Death Certificate Application (Please note clicking this link will open a new window. The PDF file is 151KB.)

The Florida Department of Health in Bay County Vital Statistics office has access to and sells certified death records of persons who have died in Florida after 2009. Forms are available for persons who died before 2009 or for certificates that are not available from our county and must be ordered from the main office in Jacksonville.

For out of state death 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 amendement forms available or you can contact the Jacksonvile 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 5 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 a copy.

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

All fees are subject to change and are non refundable.