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Death Certificates

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Vital Statistics Hours:

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Vital Statistics Office at the Florida Department of Health in Charlotte County issues death certificates for deaths that occurred in the State of Florida from 2009 to present. Death record requests prior to 2009 may be obtained from the Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics in Jacksonville Certificates and Registries | Florida Department of Health (

Death Certificates are issued in the following two formats:

1. Certified copies with cause of death listed (long form).
These copies have restrictions on issuance and can be obtained by:

  • Immediate family members
  • Attorney(s) representing immediate family members.
  • Banks, executors of estates, insurance companies or anyone requiring a death certificate to a pay a policy or death benefit on the decedent.

2. Certified copies without the cause of death (short form). No restrictions on issuance.

In Person Orders:

For a certified copy of a death certificate stop by our location listed below.

The cost for a death certificate is $10.00 for each certificate. A legal photo ID is required.

Office of Vital Records, Charlotte

1100 Loveland Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL 33980
Hours: Mon – Fri, 8.a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Orders by Mail:

To order by mail, send an application to the DOH-Charlotte office, as listed above.
A copy of a legal photo ID is required with the application, payment and stamped self-addressed envelope

Application for Florida Death Record

Orders Online:

Many companies not affiliated with the Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics have official looking websites and offer their services to order vital records certificates. If a website relating to vital record certificates does not contain .gov in it’s web address, it is NOT an official government website. is the ONLY contracted vendor with the State of Florida authorized to provide these services.

Please be careful sharing your personal information with any other company.