Death Records and Death Certificates in Florida

Florida Death Records

The population of Florida was recorded 21,477,737 on July 1, 2019, a 14.24% increase since the 2010 United States Census. Florida racial composition in 2018 was 16.9% Black or African American, 3% Asian, 26.1% Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% Native American, 2.2% two or more races, and 53.5% White (not Hispanic or Latino).

This page is created to provide genealogists and researchers an ultimate guide to the state of Florida death records. Use the links and the tips below for Florida death records, certificates, online tools and databases. Additional information on how to obtain Florida death certificates is available below.

How to Find a Death Record in Florida

Florida death records search

This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing Florida death records, Florida death certificates, Florida death notices, Florida death indexes, and other related Florida genealogy records.

Florida death records free

Below are some of the most comprehensive resource for death records in Florida.

Florida Death Index

Florida death records database

Links to Florida death and burial indexes and databases are as below:

Florida social security death index

The Social Security Death Index contains information on millions of deceased individuals in Florida with social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration. Try the links below to search the index:

Public Death Record Florida

In addition to the indexes and databases above, there are some other resources that gives to almost the same or might even more information about a deceased individual. Here are some to check out:

Florida Death Certificates

How to get a death certificate in Florida

Though statewide vital registration was mandated in 1899, birth and death records prior to 1917 are fragmented and inconsistent. Those after 1917 are deposited with the state’s Bureau of Vital Statistics, as are most earlier birth and death registrations. That same office has jurisdiction over marriage records dated after 6 June 1927. For birth and death records, and marriage records after 6 June 1927, write:

State of Florida Dept. of Health
Vital Statistics
1217 Pearl Street
P.O. Box 210
Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042
Tel: 904-359-6900 904-359-6911

Florida death certificates online

Use the links below to get death certificates and vital records in Florida.

Florida Death Notices

Check local newspapers and local online news websites which frequently publish notices. Use the link below for more information on Florida news agencies.

Florida counties for death record research

  • Alachua County
  • Baker County
  • Bay County
  • Bradford County
  • Brevard County
  • Broward County
  • Calhoun County
  • Charlotte County
  • Citrus County
  • Clay County
  • Collier County
  • Columbia County
  • DeSoto County
  • Dixie County
  • Duval County
  • Escambia County
  • Flagler County
  • Franklin County
  • Gadsden County
  • Gilchrist County
  • Glades County
  • Gulf County
  • Hamilton County
  • Hardee County
  • Hendry County
  • Hernando County
  • Highlands County
  • Hillsborough County
  • Holmes County
  • Indian River County
  • Jackson County
  • Jefferson County
  • Lafayette County
  • Lake County
  • Lee County
  • Leon County
  • Levy County
  • Liberty County
  • Madison County
  • Manatee County
  • Marion County
  • Martin County
  • Miami-Dade County
  • Monroe County
  • Nassau County
  • Okaloosa County
  • Okeechobee County
  • Orange County
  • Osceola County
  • Palm Beach County
  • Pasco County
  • Pinellas County
  • Polk County
  • Putnam County
  • Santa Rosa County
  • Sarasota County
  • Seminole County
  • St. Johns County
  • St. Lucie County
  • Sumter County
  • Suwannee County
  • Taylor County
  • Union County
  • Volusia County
  • Wakulla County
  • Walton County
  • Washington County