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Birth Certificates

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Birth Certificates are often needed for entrance to school, voter registration, marriage, passports, veteran benefits, public assistance, social security benefits and obtaining a driver’s license.

Florida birth certificates are issued through the Vital Statistics Office at the Florida Department of Health in Charlotte County (DOH-Charlotte). Orders may be placed in person, by mail, or online through VitalChek.

By mail:

Complete and submit your application to:

Florida Department of Health - Charlotte

Attn: Vital Records

1100 Loveland Boulevard

Port Charlotte, FL  33980

A valid photo ID (driver’s license, state ID card, passport, or military ID) is required with all orders. Birth certificate fees are $12.00 per copy - Cash, Credit Cards, Check or Money Orders payable to "CCHD" accepted.

. Forms of payment accepted are: cash, check, money order, debit card, Visa and MasterCard. Please make checks and money orders payable to DOH-Charlotte.

For additional forms, please click on the attached link.